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A head full of blue, Nick Johnstone

Label
A head full of blue
Title
A head full of blue
Statement of responsibility
Nick Johnstone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Nick got drunk for the first time he discovered a cure for the depression that had bothered him since childhood. Over the next 10 years he drank for various reasons. At 24, he was admitted into hospital, where he began the process of recovery
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Johnstone, Nick
Dewey number
362.292092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC565
LC item number
.J646 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnstone, Nick
  • Johnstone, Nick
  • Alcoholism
  • Biography & Autobiography
Summary expansion
'When I was fourteen, I got drunk for the first time. Champagne drunk. My mouth was stretched in a smile so wide, that my jaw hurt. The sky had the colours of a bruise' When Nick Johnstone got drunk for the first time at the age of fourteen he discovered a cure for the depression and anxiety that had been humming in his head since childhood. Over the next ten years he drank to overcome shyness, to make the world bearable, to get through the days and to get through the nights. He also began to cut himself and he began to lie. Intelligent, sensitive, from a loving family, neither he nor his countless doctors, psychiatrists, counsellors and therapists could understand where his disorders came from. Then, when he was twenty-four he was admitted into hospital. Stripped of his 'cure', Nick Johnstone painfully began the process of recovery. Although love proves to be the strongest 'cure' of all, this is a story with no tidy or happy endings . Honest and gripping, by turns stark and lyrical, A HEAD FULL OF BLUE powerfully evokes the often unfathomable psychology and behaviour that drives addiction, examining self-harm as a coping mechanism rather than a taboo. It is an unusual, moving and thought-provoking memoir
Label
A head full of blue, Nick Johnstone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (210p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408827475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3230000000213113
  • (StDuBDS)AH25156376
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5222030
  • (VaAlASP)1000086808
  • (EXLCZ)993230000000213113
Label
A head full of blue, Nick Johnstone
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (210p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408827475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3230000000213113
  • (StDuBDS)AH25156376
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5222030
  • (VaAlASP)1000086808
  • (EXLCZ)993230000000213113

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