Will You Read This, Please? Edited by Joanna Cannon
In my opinion...
I have only been given a sampler of this book to read, but what a sample.
Edited by Joanna Cannon, these are real people’s stories of mental health issues, as told to writers, who then told their story.
And what stories they are.
Very different, with very different voices. I defy you not to identify with at least one of them.
Heartbreaking , horrific & eye opening.
This is not an easy read, I am sure a lot of people will pass by, as it contains those difficult words. Mental. Health.
To echo the title of the book. Please read this book, it may help you to understand a little about one other person you know.
Want to know more?
‘Some people who deal with mental illness have the opportunity and ability to write about it, but many do not – and it was those people, those unread stories, I wanted to find’ JOANNA CANNON
How do we give a voice to those who so often remain unheard? Will You Read This, Please is a frank and impactful collection of twelve stories as told to our best British writers, based on the lived experience of people who have faced mental illness in the UK.
Edited by Joanna Cannon, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie and A Tidy Ending, the stories told here are powerful, resonant and heart-breaking. This is a ground-breaking and unforgettable collection, shining a light on the stigma and isolation of living with mental illness, while also showing the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
SARAH’S STORY JOANNA CANNON JEREMY’S STORY TRACY CHEVALIER JEN’S STORY CATHERINE CHO MARIE’S STORY BEN JOHNCOCK FRANKI’S STORY REBECCA PERT NICOLA’S STORY JENN ASHWORTH CAT’S STORY SHELLEY HARRIS OYINDA’S STORY HAFSA ZAYYAN LEWIS’S STORY RHIK SAMADDER SANMEET’S STORY SELALI FIAMANYA ALAIN’S STORY KATHRYN MANNIX JOYIA’S STORY CLARE MACKINTOSH
Well, how do you rate a book like this?
Let me just say, when it is published on the 11th May, I'll be reading the other nine stories.
Heartfelt thanks to HarperCollinsUK for publishing this book & providing me with an ARC