It's Not You, Geography, It's Me #2020

It's Not You, Geography, It's Me Kristy Chambers It s Not You Geography It s Me In this hilarious and brutally honest memoir about mental illness and depression Kristy Chambers goes in search of greener grass and finds that if she could only cut her head off she would probably

  • Title: It's Not You, Geography, It's Me
  • Author: Kristy Chambers
  • ISBN: 9780702253249
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • It's Not You, Geography, It's Me Kristy Chambers In this hilarious and brutally honest memoir about mental illness and depression, Kristy Chambers goes in search of greener grass and finds that, if she could only cut her head off, she would probably enjoy travel and life For someone who hates exercise, Kristy Chambers is pretty good at running away, and coming back again when her credit cards are declined She s not soIn this hilarious and brutally honest memoir about mental illness and depression, Kristy Chambers goes in search of greener grass and finds that, if she could only cut her head off, she would probably enjoy travel and life For someone who hates exercise, Kristy Chambers is pretty good at running away, and coming back again when her credit cards are declined She s not so much an international jetsetter as a loose cannon with a passport So, in the manner of Eat, Pray, Love, a privileged white girl takes her privileged white arse on the road in an attempt to find happiness With a family history of mental illness that goes back generations and a complicated long term relationship with depression, will eating all the pasta in Italy help her to find the silver lining she s looking for Of course it won t It s pasta, not magic beans Joined by the most unreliable travel companion of them all her mental health Kristy openly, honestly, and humorously recounts their adventures together.
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    1. Travel stories and nursing stories all rolled into an entertaining book, all the while the author lives with and manages mental health issues Insightful Makes me want to quit my job and travel.

    2. The second book by this ex Brisbane writer, who now lives in New York, isn t quite as strong as her debut, Get Well Soon My un Brilliant Career as a Nurse , but it s still a fine examination of the mechanics of mental illness Thematically, it s about the author s clinical depression and anxiety disorder, intertwined with her stories of travelling the world in an attempt to outrun her overactive brain Toward the end, this narrative engine begins to splutter a little, as the author s comedic frami [...]

    3. I picked this up at the airport after leaving my kindle in the car insert much rage ,for an overseas holiday The back cover boasted high praise from David Sedaris and Benjamin Law I was sold, no matter what the subject matter The book took me back to my travels through South East Asia and I loved that about it The situations, experiences and scenarios were accurately described while being honest and blunt, but never offensive or disrespectful to the cultures or people of the countries she travel [...]

    4. Chambers experiences rank amongst those predictable stories that even the most limited traveller has either lived through themselves or else knows someone who has lived it Remember the time you got gastro in insert country, any country , or visited a live sex show Or the time you were so hungover for your flight you thought you would die What about that awkward massage or the time when your hotel looked nothing like the photo We ve all been there, done that, and unfortunately, rather than provid [...]

    5. This was a 3 1 2 star read for me Quite funny writing style which I enjoyed but I found it to be quite pessimistic in nature but maybe that s to be expected when an author is talking about her ongoing depression anxiety Overall, I wanted travel detail about some of the countries as I feel like some of them were glanced over I haven t read Get Well Soon by Chambers but I assume it would be just as enjoyable It s not my favourite book ever but I still found the premise interesting as I have been [...]

    6. Maybe it s because I was younger and less compassionate that I hated Elizabeth Wurtzel s Prozac Nation memoir Or maybe it was just because Prozac Nation was so unbearably pretentious but anyhow Kristy s memoir is none of those things, despite dealing with the same issues depression and medication Kristy may not like the fact that she has to live with herself, but I was pleased to accompany her on her travels.

    7. This memoir is written as a combination of a travel biography, and self reflection, dealing with depression and anxiety I enjoyed reading both elements of this book, but don t think they gelled together particularly well Kristy Chambers writes with a fresh voice, which is sincere and believable She certainly made New York appear real, and a place where I would love to visit and live An enjoyable read.

    8. Read in two days This is a fine memoir.The descriptions are short, sharp and frequently laugh aloud funny.Reminded me of the memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed.Perhaps they should compare notes.Similar themes of wanderlust, restlessness and writing.Am always interested in the portrayal of mental illness.This is refreshingly honest.Not overly clinical or pedantic.Good writers make writing look effortless, but it s not.

    9. Covering both travel and mental illness one I wish I had experience of, one less.I laughed aloud several times while I read this The travel stories are wonderful, even if I feel a touch guilty laughing at another s misfortune.The mental health message, on the other hand, is treated seriously and approachably Several sections were particularly insightful.

    10. Two and a half stars.This was an easy, funny at times light read I expected the writer to tell us about her mental illness but what she does write about it almost seems perfunctory I almost gave this three stars but while some of the author s travel observations are amusing, I feel like I ve heard it all before.

    11. A fast and fun readKristy Chambers has a wonderfully skewed way of looking at the world as well as describing her many and varied travels, and it s a treat to see America as well through her eyes.

    12. 2.5 stars A very honest and heartfelt travel memoir, highlighting the author s struggle with menatl illness, and how the escape of budget travel is both a palliative and a problem I have read better travelogues, but this is surely a singular and confronting perspective.

    13. Interesting read At times I didn t know if I was reading too fast, or if those parts were written to be read at speed.

    14. Totally engaging memoir that effortlessly tackles depression and travel two very unlikely bedfellows.

    15. Another one of the books I just couldnt put it down Very funny and could relate with kristy in regards to depression and travelling

    16. Definitely a let down from the review i read Not really funny, not really a memoir and lots of grammar mistakes

    17. It was mostly interesting for the travel stories, which were well told and made me feel a little nervous about Vietnam p

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