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39 by Amanda Green

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39

by Amanda Green.

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After recovering from mental illness and many other adversities, Amanda Green published her true story (‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ on kindle). This is the journal of her life during the year following publication. Dysfunctional and ever more inspiring, this memoir will take you into a whirlwind of love, humour, emotion, depression, adventures, music, animals, family health and relationships, as she strives to stay strong and achieve a life really worth living as a childless woman before her fast approaching 40th birthday.

Due to flashbacks of dark scenes and sexual abuse, this memoir is for adults only and although it’s a sequel, it can easily be read alone.




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Author Amanda Green picture2‘39’ is essentially the sequel to ‘My Alien Self; My Journey Back to Me’, but I have written it in a way that it can also be read alone, which many readers have done.

It is about my life at 39 years old, after my recovery from mental illness. It has dark scenes as I have flashbacks to traumatic events, but is also very inspiring and fun too.

Thought provoking is one of the things everyone who reads it says, as well as ‘brave, funny and honest’

It’s a true story anyone could read and find interesting, but it is adults only.

It’s all about the year before my 40th birthday and all the stressors middle age also brings.

(Amanda Green, November 2017)

 

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My Alien Self by Amanda Green

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My Alien Self

My Journey Back to Me

by Amanda Green.

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One of many 5* reviews… “What an interesting, fun and well written life story this is – I was engaged right from the start and couldn’t put it down. Amanda’s certainly packed a lot of exciting adventures into her life! I would thoroughly recommend this book not just to those suffering with mental health issues, but to those who would also like a jolly good read!” If I told you I’d been to twenty-four Countries (twenty-one by the time I was twenty-two), that I’d worked in Japan for nine months, toured Australia for six months, enjoyed seven months in Thailand and met and campaigned for the Orangutan in Borneo, you might think that I was pretty lucky. If I told you I’d worked in the hotel industry, for a sexual health department in a hospital and with prisoners in a drug cell block of a male prison, that I’d worked as a recruitment consultant, in so many office jobs I’ve lost count, as well as having my own company and multiple websites, at age thirty-six, then you might think I’ve had an interesting life. But if I added to that a mix of child rape, mental health problems, promiscuity, drug taking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, violence, mood swings, obsession, jealousy, loss of self worth, being raised by a mentally ill mother, bankruptcy, thyroid and gastro problems and public masturbation in school at age nine, then I am not sure what you’d think. But this is me; Amanda Green. This is my life, my story; my journey back to me from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder – mental illness which manifested during my life and came out ‘to it’s peak’ in my thirties. I was able to use my collection of mementos, photos, diaries, journals, letters, emails and text messages of my past to finally see who I had become, and more importantly with a combination of therapy, medication and my writing, how I became that alien self and how I found the real me. The editor (Debz Hobbs-Wyatt) adds… This is the journey of a normal working class girl, trapped in a roller coaster world of disorder and excitement, love and joy, depression and anger – and her fight against stigma While My Alien Self would be inspiring for any sufferer, their families or medical teams in its honest insights into living with a mental illness, it also has universal appeal. For who, at times, has not felt their life spin into chaos and wondered what is normal? This story effectively and openly highlights just how fine the line is between what is normal, and what is ‘mental illness’ And everyone who reads it will be able to relate to it. Contains explicit language and sexual scenes Emergence had this to say ‘‘We very much enjoyed reading this honest and powerful account of Amanda’s journey from diagnosis to recovery. We applaud such authentic and candid accounts of the devastation that can be experienced by those living with personality disorder and of the message of hope and recovery that the book conveys.’ Bon Dobbs (Anything To Stop The Pain and Author of ‘When hope is not enough’) said ‘While there are many borderline personality disorder memoirs out now (including ‘The Buddha and the Borderline’, ‘Loud House of Myself’, ‘Get Me Out of Here’, ‘Girl in Need of a Tourniquet’ and ‘Poisoned Love’), My Alien Self goes a long way to providing hope to the sufferers of BPD. By publishing the steps taken to reframe certain ways thinking, through CBT worksheets and other exercises, the author has revealed that recovery from BPD is possible.’ I self published this book and am very proud of that fact, because I was able to write it exactly as I wanted it to be written, with the help from my fabulous editor, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt. Whilst the massive help a publisher and agent gives, they do narrow down what is published, so I took on the journey to publish it and market it myself. There’s a sequel out too, called ’39’. It’s quite different, but it leads on from this one 🙂




A Word from the Author

Author Amanda Green picture2This is my first published book and it took a long four years to write! But it had to be written, as a cathartic exercise for me, but mainly because I wanted to help others to understand what it’s like to have a mental illness and how I recovered. It has been read by mental health professionals, fellow sufferers, carers of sufferers and many readers who like to read a memoir with a difference.

It spans my life story from 1973 when I was born, until 2012. I have written journals and taken photos since I was fourteen, so I had my life in journals, but there was a lot of trawling to do, to find the ones that would tell my story in the words of me at whatever time it was. So, when I was a child, you will hear my child thoughts etc. I also went through letters from the time before the internet, emails, text messages, photos, and more, to aid me in getting my story into perspective, and to fill in the gaps of my memory. I found things I wish I hadn’t along the way – traumas I had clearly pushed deep into the recesses of my memory, so they were gone from my thoughts.

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, OCD and anxiety. This story is about my family life, and how mental health issues came into my life, through my mum and from experiences. This is a dark at times, roller coaster ride of abuse, paranoia, fun, travels, relationships, rape, drugs, alcohol and much more. An adults only true story.

(Amanda Green, November 2017)

 

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Filling Her Shoes by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

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Filling Her Shoes – A Memoir of an Inherited Family  by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder.

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On the day that she decided to marry a widower—also a long-time friend—Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn’t only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son. Unlike many stepmothers, Betsy didn’t have to struggle with an ex, or court battles, or the weekend shuffle between houses—but she did have to navigate living in the shadow of a young mother taken too soon, to honor the memory of her son’s first mother, and to become the kind of parent and partner she herself wanted to be. Over time this family would learn how love’s roots were formed in their shared losses, and how the new family love and joy they created together would become the richest kind of inheritance.




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author betsy Graziani Fasbinder picture_Filling Her Shoes was not originally written to be a book. When Betsy Graziani Fasbinder was about to become a mother for the first time she did what she’d always done to find understand her new endeavor: she went to the bookstore. But when all of the books either had to do with caring for babies or sharing custody with an ex, she found no information to help in her circumstances. She was marrying a widower—who happened to be a long-time friend—with a seven-year-old son, stepping into the shoes of a young mother taken too soon. There’d be no nursery to decorate. There’d be no custody battles or jealousy. There’d be no ex, just a man and a boy who had already suffered a most tragic loss and the desire to create a safe and loving family where all of them could heal together. To understand her own experiences, and since she found no help in the pages of other books, Betsy started writing about the moments of their becoming a family, and the experience of becoming a mother in the wake of loss. Filling Her Shoes is a sweet-bitter, happy ending story of grief and gratitude living side by side and the healing powers of love and family.

(Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, July 2017)

 

 

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