A Diary Of Manic Depression
A stark, lyrical memoir of the steep descent into madness, and the slow and painful recovery that follows
'The sky was going to fall through the sea, the clouds would smash on impact like glass, and the great pale sheet of a dead white sky, motionless, frozen and broken, would lie noiseless at the bottom of the ocean...'
In 2013, while completing work on her last book, Kith, Jay Griffiths suffered a devastating year-long episode of hypomania. Tristimania is the extraordinary, lyrical, brave and painfully honest account of that year. Lost in the depths of her illness, Jay eventually decided to walk the Camino de Santiago - undertaking this ancient pilgrimmage in her fragile condition despite medical advice against it - determined to find a kind of cure for her torment.