Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Trouble : A memoir, Hardback Book

Trouble : A memoir Hardback

Hardback

Description

***'Raw, brutal and life-affirming - Marise has written a hugely important book that is as entertaining as it is illuminating.' - Sara Pascoe'Holy cow. I finished it and cried my eyes out. An incredible, beautifully written memoir about humanity, heartbreak and hope.' - Lou Sanders'Gripping, funny and heart-wrenchingly relatable.

Every time I turned the page I hoped it wouldn't be the last.' - Lily O'Farrell, Vulgadrawings'Where so much writing about mental illness is riddled with po-faced earnestness and cliche, Marise Gaughan's take no prisoners approach to craziness, sex and Catholic girlhood is spit-your-tea-out funny.' - Fern Brady'Disarming in its candour, hilarious and harrowing in its depictions of a life shaped by trauma and addiction, reminds us that we are not defined by our pasts, but by the small steps we take every day towards our ideal selves.' - Stephen Kellman'A knife-sharp and defiant story of recovery' - Tanya Shadrick, author of The Cure for SleepMarise was nine when she first realised there was trouble, 14 when her Dad tried to end it all, and 23 when he finally succeeded. In a turmoil of conflicting emotions Marise runs - from Dublin to Amsterdam to Los Angeles, leaving a trail of sex and self-destruction in her wake.

Until finally, she finds herself facing what she's become in a California psych ward, a girl imploding through trying to make sense of her father's suicide. As she retells her unravelling, from child to adult, Marise strips back her identity and her relationship with her father, layer by layer, until she finally starts to understand how to live with him, years after he has gone. Written beautifully, with wit and unflinching honesty, Marise has produced one of the most powerful coming-of-age memoirs of recent years, a brave new voice in Irish writing.

Information

£12.99

£10.99

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

Also by MARISE GAUGHAN

£12.99

£10.99