'BREATHTAKING' Dolly Alderton, 'REMARKABLE' Marian Keyes, 'LIFE-CHANGING' Emma Jane Unsworth, 'COMPELLING' Amy Liptrot, 'STUNNING' Cathy Rentzenbrink, 'EXTRAORDINARY' Sali Hughes To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream, named one of Folio's Top Women in US Media and accruing further awards for the magazines she was editing. In reality, she was rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a locked psychiatric ward as her past caught up with her. Coming Undone is Terri's documentation of her unravelling, and her precarious navigation back from a life in pieces.
Rarely does a memoir find such beauty in the worst experiences. Terri's story is as bruising as her instinct to survive and excel is astonishing. This book will stay in my head and my heart -- DAVID WHITEHOUSE Written with power, love and heart, it'll leave you wanting to read so much more by this extraordinary writer and woman * * Stylist * * A raw and uncompromising book that is as compelling as it is distressing . . . incredible . . . [White's] memoir reads like a manifesto for survival * * i * * Breathtaking . . . vibrant and visceral . . . The writing is so evocative, even funny at times, that you feel her pain, her hopelessness, and, ultimately, her remarkable strength of character. This is a book that gets into the marrow -- SUSANNAH CAHALAN Unique, painful, compelling -- AMY LIPTROT I didn't put it down until finished. White's extraordinary memoir is gripping, unflinchingly honest and written with great wit -- SALI HUGHES Powerful and moving, beautifully written, packed with stunning set-pieces and, I thought, a stinging-but-dazzling, complicated love-hate letter to NYC, and to how our dreams can too often deceive us. I found it bittersweet and raw, and radical as a memoir narrative: not so much a redemption tale as a chronicle of the real fallout of trauma: messy, difficult, intricate, infinite . . . [A] life-changing read -- EMMA JANE UNSWORTH Coming Undone by Terri White is possibly the most affecting, moving memoir I've ever read. Painful and exquisite, her writing about how childhood trauma shaped her got to me in a very visceral way. It's a remarkable book -- MARIAN KEYES A breathtaking read . . . her honesty and her eloquence is the thing that makes it such a privilege to read . . . a raw, shocking, beautiful book -- DOLLY ALDERTON * * The High Low * * A stunning memoir, hard reading in places, but it feels urgent and necessary . . . White writes like a blood-stained angel -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * * The Times * *