In search of self

2008-09-10 00:00

Lorna Martin has written a book about her time undergoing psychotherapy in her Glasgow hometown. Initially hearing this was the subject matter of her autobiographical novel, I wanted to head for the hills. Most readers probably would too. But Martin has laced the actual accounts of her psychotherapy into a Bridget Jones-does-therapy narrative. Much of the novel seems to be based on real people in her life, and yet it reads like a novel. Apart from a few wordy self-analysis sessions, this is a relatively pleasant chick-lit read.

I have to say that part of me passed judgment on the “trauma” of her past and an old British saying sprang to mind: “She doesn’t know she’s born.” In other words, if her childhood experiences were traumatic, then she needs an average day in South Africa to put her straight. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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