14 – Terri White

In this episode, writer, broadcaster and the Editor-in-Chief of Empire magazine, Terri White speaks to Anna Fielding about her memoir (Coming Undone), her favourite independent bookshop (West End Lane Books in London) and shared five of her favourite books.


About Coming Undone:


To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream – living in New York City, with a top job editing a major magazine. In reality, she was struggling with the trauma of an abusive childhood and rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a psychiatric ward. Coming Undone is Terri's story of her unravelling, and her precarious journey back from a life in pieces.


Coming Undone is published by Canongate and is out now: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/coming-undone-a-memoir/9781786896810


‘A stunning memoir . . . it feels urgent and necessary . . . White writes like a blood-stained angel’ Cathy Rentzenbrink 

 ‘A breathtaking read . . . her honesty and her eloquence is the thing that makes it such a privilege to read . . . a raw, shocking, beautiful book’ Dolly Alderton 

 ‘Coming Undone by Terri White is possibly the most affecting, moving memoir I've ever read. Painful and exquisite . . . It's a remarkable book’ Marian Keyes

 ‘Raw and remarkable’ Guardian, Book of the Year 


Follow Terri White on Twitter: @terri_white. Anna Fielding is a journalist and event host. Follow her on Twitter: @anna_anna

The books discussed and recommended in this episode are: 

Consent by Vanessa Springora 

Dead Girls by Selva Almada 

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 

Crow by Ted Hughes

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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