The Way She Feels

Courtney Cook

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A witty and one-of-a-kind debut graphic memoir detailing and drawing the life of a girl with Borderline Personality Disorder finding her way—and herself—one day at a time.

What does it feel like to fall in love too hard and too fast, to hate yourself in equal and opposite measure? To live in such fear of rejection that you drive friends and lovers away? Welcome to my world. I’m Courtney, and I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), along with four million other people in the United States. Though I've shown every classic symptom of the disorder since childhood, I wasn't properly diagnosed until nearly a decade later, because the prevailing theory is that most people simply “grow out of it.” Not me. 

In my illustrated memoir The Way She Feels, I want to share what it's been like to live and love with this disorder. Not just the hospitalizations, treatments, and residential therapy, but the moments I found comfort in cereal, the color pink, or mini corn dogs; the days I couldn’t style my hair because I thought the blow-dryer was going to hurt me; the peace I found when someone I love held me. This is a book about vulnerability, honesty, and acceptance; how to live in your own skin; and how to speak openly—not only with doctors or co-patients; with friends, family, and partners; but also with ourselves.

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beth evans, illustrated, suicide, hyperbole and a half, lexapro, depression, borderline personality disorder, memoir, i might regret this, art, allie brosch, bpd, jenny lawson, mental health, the way she feels, vulnerabilities and other stuff, abbi jacobson, essays, furiously happy, i really didnt think this through