Secrets For The Mad - Dodie Clark
You know what I said about how I usually don't buy books by personalities? Dodie is the other exception to that rule.
I was late to discovering Dodie. I've probably only known about her for around a year. But I absolutely love her music and her honesty, so I had to read this.
Secrets For The Mad is a very honest and down-to-earth book about Dodie's childhood, struggles with mental health, and relationships. It's probably one of the most honest books I've ever read when it comes to mental health. She doesn't try to glamourise it in any way at all - she tells it exactly how it is and how it feels. She's honest that in some parts of writing this book, she was struggling with her mental health, and you can tell by her writing. And it's nice to see someone being so honest and open about it.
The book is split with lyrics to her original songs and photos, which make it seem really personal. I also love how it hints at the meanings behind all of the lyrics and the parts of Dodie's life that it relates to.
It only took me about an hour to read this because I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down.
You should probably go buy this...
Get it in the UK here and the US here.