Venue. Sidmouth Rugby Club
An unmissable opportunity to enjoy the company of much loved Telegraph feature writer and interviewer Bryony Gordon.
Educated at Kew College primary school and later at the all-girls Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington, she went on to study History of Art at University College London but dropped out after one term.
Bryony then interned for the Daily Express, writing occasional feature articles. She then wrote a youth-oriented column for the Sunday Express before writing the Daily Telegraph’s teen supplement in 2000.
The following year she joined the Daily Mirror’s gossip column, known as The 3AM Girls, then resumed writing for the Telegraph and has been a columnist for them since 2006. She writes the How the Other Half Lives column for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine and in 2007 was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year.
Bryony published her first book, The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos in 2014 and Mad Girl was a Number One Sunday Times Bestseller in 2016. It is described as a shocking, funny, unpredictable, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.
It was written when the author was suffering from crippling OCD and depression. During this time, she went on a life-changing walk, which has since turned into a global mental-health network, Mental Health Mates.
In 2015, Bryony was shortlisted for Interviewer of the Year.
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon £7.99
It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn't repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It's caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.
Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.