As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates.Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist.This true story lights up the workings of the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig.Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book. Immerse yourself in a new world.ReviewsModel and journalist Bailey offers an authentic and stunning account of her struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in this beautifully-rendered memoir. (Publishers Weekly)I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Rosanna Greenstreet, freelance journalist)Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Readers will root for Lily, even when she is attempting to run away from the realities and sometimes authorities chasing her. (Will Black, Huffpost UK)A harrowingly honest memoir of profound psychological struggle. In her courageous book, the author offers compelling insight into the pain and destructive power of OCD as well as the resilience of a young woman determined to beat the odds. (Kirkus Reviews)
You might be wondering what Ronnie O'Sullivan is doing writing a book like this. What do I know about eating healthy, right? I'm a champion snooker player, not a personal trainer or a chef and although I've always loved running, I've come to realise that any success in sport is directly related to my attitude towards food as well as fitness. Snooker is all about sharpness, focus, and concentration - how can I do any of those things if I'm not eating well and treating my body right? My game is only as good as I am, so making that link between my mental and brain health and my physical fitness was a lightbulb moment for me and I hope this book will be a wake-up call for you too.We hear lots about mindfulness and self-care these days, but really good physical health starts with the best computer any of us could ever hope for - our noggin (aka our brains!).Written with top celebrity nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, Top of Your Game is about showing you how to eat, think, and work your way to being your very best - and staying there.