Sat, 31 Aug | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Breaking Badly - Georgie Dent in conversation with Caroline Overington

Breaking Badly is Georgie Dent's remarkable memoir of a nervous breakdown in slow motion & what it took to put a life back together. Brutally honest and warmly engaging, it’s a must-read for anyone who sometimes feels close to the edge. Georgie is in-conversation with Caroline Overington.
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Breaking Badly - Georgie Dent in conversation with Caroline Overington

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31 Aug 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Breaking Badly is Georgie Dent's remarkable memoir of a nervous breakdown in slow motion, and what it took to put a life back together. Brutally honest and warmly engaging, it’s a must-read for anyone who sometimes feels close to the edge. Georgie is in-conversation with Caroline Overington.

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About the Book

At 24, life was good for Georgie Dent. After graduating with top marks she had landed her dream job at a prestigious Sydney law firm and moved in with a boyfriend she adored. She had the world at her feet and no right to break. But she did. Badly.

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Within a year Georgie was unemployed, back living with her parents and suffering such crippling anxiety that she ended up in a psychiatric hospital.

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Breaking Badly is Georgie’s story of a nervous breakdown in slow motion. It sheds stark light on just how easily anyone, at any stratum in society, can come undone by anxiety and the extreme pressures we put on ourselves for success – at work, in studies, in relationships, and in life.

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Now the contributing editor of popular website Women’s Agenda, Georgie sets a fine example for her three daughters by maintaining perspective and by speaking up for gender equality. Not one to shy away from writing about weighty issues, in Breaking Badly, Georgie keeps nothing back when revealing the all-encompassing anxiety, shame and fear that brought her to the brink – and how she fought her way back.

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Praise

‘Funny, shocking, beautifully written ... an account of one woman’s hand-to-hand combat with her own mind. Fascinating.’ - Annabel Crabb.

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About the Author

A former lawyer, Georgie Dent is a journalist, an editor, and a passionate advocate for gender equality. She is a regular media commentator, public speaker, MC and is the contributing editor of Women’s Agenda.

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Breaking Badly is her first book.

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