Jay Griffiths


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Penguin Books Ltd
2 February 2017
ISBN: 9780241972045
224 pages

From the publisher

A stark, lyrical and personal account of the psyche in crisis from the bestselling author of Wild and Kith

"I want to describe it for those who have never experienced it but who perhaps know someone with it. If this book can befriend just one person in that terrifying loneliness, it will be worth writing."

Tristimania tells the story of a devastating year-long episode of manic depression, culminating in a long solo pilgrimage across Spain. Recording the experience of mania as has rarely been done before, Jay Griffiths shows how the condition is at once terrifying and also profoundly creative, both tricking and treating the psyche.

An intimate and raw journey of mental health and recovery, Tristimania illuminates something of the universal human spirit.

'Profoundly poetic. A glimpse of madness from inside the eye of the storm' Observer