My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety by Georgia Pritchett is a touching collection of essays which display the author’s experience with anxiety throughout her life.

My Overview

This is such a unique memoir. In an eloquent, yet random collection of short essays, Pritchett shares about her life, thoughts, and experience with anxiety. From the very beginning, I was captivated by the stories and glimpses into the role anxiety played in her life since childhood.

Interestingly, this compilation of anecdotes was written in response to the author’s therapist suggesting she write down the things that worried or caused her anxiety. The result is this vulnerable collection of stories from her life, varying from her childhood to current times. Some are funny, some are heartbreaking, and others are simply quirky. Through these stories, the author gives us a view into her creative and unique mind. Overall, this is a poignant memoir that will stay with me for a long time.

I hadn’t heard of Georgia Pritchett, prior to reading this book. The title, My Mess Is a Bit of a Life, is what caught my attention. Now, I know that she’s award-winning television writer and producer.

My Recommendation

Although I highly recommend this book, I realize its not for everyone due to its heavy themes. If you choose to read this book though, I think you too will appreciate the author’s experience, writing, and humor. I used the Kindle edition and audiobook, and recommend either. The audiobook, though not read by the author herself, is nicely done. The narrator, Katherine Parkinson, was effective in communicating the tone and contemplative nature of the stories.