I have been dropping various hints over the last few months about a non-fiction project I have been working on for the last two and a half years. It’s called All In Your Head, and you can find out more about it on the website here.
In brief, it’s the story of what happens when your doctor doesn’t believe you, which is what happened to me when I fell ill just over seven years ago, and my doctor explicitly said to me; it’s “all in your head”. The extra burden and damage that these four little (totally unjustified) words create are the linking theme of a book that ranges far and wide, in my search for a non-existent cure, for understanding, for answers; taking in trips to try crazy therapies practiced by even crazier therapists, the highways and byways of mental and physical health, of myths and stereotypes about writers and creatives, famous writing about illness, and much more. It concludes with some musings about what stories of ill health we are ‘happy’ to hear, and which ones we aren’t…
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