Judith Fathallah Monkey Taming

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Monkey Taming

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“You’ve eaten too much you fat pig.”

Inside thirteen-year-old Jessica lived The Monkey, a driving, fiery voice telling her that thinness was the only way. The only way to be safe, to be good, to be acceptable and above all, to escape from the looming threat of approaching adulthood. Jessica listened to the Monkey, and it consumed her.

This is the illuminating story of a teenage girl’s wanderings in darkness: the terrible realities of an adolescent psychiatric unit, and the stark choice that she must either tame her monster — or die. Through memory, reflection and enduring black humour, Jessica makes a tenuous peace with the world, and with her emerging adult self.

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About the Author:

Judith Fathallah is 18 years old and comes from Cardiff. She is currently in her first year of an English degree at Cambridge. At 13 Judith was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and admitted to a psychiatric ward. Now fully recovered, Judith wants to tell her story through the persona of Jessica.

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"Honest and darkly humourous, this is much more than just an "issues" book. Deserving of a wide audience, it is extremely well written and entirely engrossing" -- Angela Lockton The Bookseller "This is a gripping account of a descent into illness. Hones, engaging and grimly humourous, this offers a fresh slant on a much-covered subject" -- Becky Stradwick Publishing News "Heart-felt and illuminating account of a young girl's battle with an eating disorder, told with perception and grim humour" The Bookseller "The story is deeply moving - unflinching in its realism, at times humourous and, ultimately uplifting. This is a thoroughly rewarding read taht should be made widely available to all teenagers" Carousel

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