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Wed, 19 August 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


An Evening With Bryony Gordon

In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

The bestselling author takes us on a journey to the darkest moments of her addiction and back up again through the rollercoaster of self-acceptance, friendship, and love.

Bryony Gordon is a respected journalist, a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning mental health campaigner. She is also an alcoholic.

In this livestreamed conversation with journalist and Times Radio presenter Hannah MacInnes, Bryony will open up about a toxic twenty-year relationship with alcohol and drugs and explains exactly why hitting rock bottom – for her, a traumatic event and the abrupt realisation that she was putting herself in danger, time and again – saved her life.

Known for her trademark honesty, Bryony will re-live the darkest and most terrifying moments of her addiction, never shying away from the fact that alcoholism robs you of your ability to focus on your family, your work, your health, your children, yourself. And then, a chink of light as the hard work begins – rehab; AA meetings; endless, tedious, painful self-reflection – to a joy and pride in staying sober that her younger self could never have imagined.

Shining a light on the deep connection between addiction and mental health issues, this livestream promises to be shocking, brutal, dark, funny, hopeful and uplifting.

This event takes place at 6:30 BST.

Access to the livestream is £5, or free with a copy of Bryony’s new book, Glorious Rock Bottom.

This event is a Fane and How To Academy Co-Production.

Books will be shipped within two weeks after the event. Please note that due to the challenges of distribution during the global pandemic, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know. Thank you for supporting a local London business, Primrose Hill Books.

Bryony Gordon

Best-selling author, journalist and host of award-winning mental health podcast, Mad World.

In the 20 years that she has worked for the Telegraph, Bryony Gordon has become one of the paper’s best-loved writers. She is the author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers plus TheSunday Times Number One bestsellers You Got This and Mad Girl which was nominated for a British Book Award. She is the presenter of the Mad World podcast and in 2016 she founded Mental Health Mates. In 2017 she won the MIND Making A Difference Award for her work in changing the perception of mental health in the media.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.