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Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Lorna Martin

8 Reviews

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

A hilarious account of a thirty-something trying to get her life on track.

Lorna Martin's life is in chaos and she needs to make some big changes. After all, there must be a reason she keeps chasing after the wrong men, making toe-curling blunders at work and generally failing to keep her life on track. Egged on by her friends, she signs up for the talking cure: a year of therapy with the frosty Dr J.

Along the way, she catches sight of the holy grail of true love in the shape of the gorgeous Dr McDreamy. But will Lorna find her own happy ending? With support (and not a little exasperation) from her friends and long-suffering sister, some serious setting-the-world-to-rights sessions involving too many bottles of wine, and the help of her inscrutable shrink, Lorna feels she might be getting her life together.
Revealing, intimate and highly entertaining, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a must-read for any woman who loves the idea of being in love and worries about settling for second best.

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Praise for Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

  • 'A cross . . . between HBO s therapy drama In Treatment and Bridget Jones's Diary . . . Hilarious and wickedly moreish' - Guardian

  • 'Her account . . . on the therapist's couch is revealed with the sort of honesty that could strip paint . . . enthralling' - Observer

  • 'A good, girly read . . . A thought provoking commentary on modern expectations' - Daily Telegraph

  • 'Bridget Jones with knobs on' - Sun

  • A fascinating journey towards a happier existence - Sainsbury s Magazine

  • This humorous account of Martin s early midlife crisis will resonate with any professional thirtysomething who suddenly realises that they don t have a partner, kids or a mortgage - Glamour

  • 'Martin . . . is a brave and engagingly entertaining survivor' - Financial Times

  • 'Funny, moving and critically acclaimed' - Grazia

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