#69 Bryony Gordon: Mental Health & Marathons

Bryony Gordon is a writer and columnist at the Telegraph and a Sunday Times bestselling author of two memoirs, The Wrong Knickers and Mad Girl. The Wrong Knickers came out in 2014, a memoir of "hedonistic antics" during her single life and Mad Girl picked in the most recent Richard and Judy Book Club is an honest account of life living a mental illness specifically OCD.

Last year, Bryony founded Mental Health Mates a regular meet-up for people with mental health issues, where they could walk and talk without fear of judgement. It’s grown hugely and is now situated in several locations around the UK and in America.

We talk about how running has helped Bryony’s mental health, how she works and writes, what it means to have a book about mental health in mainstream book clubs, and why it’s OK to have bad days, weeks or years sometimes.

Ctrl Alt Delete

Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast (which has the same name as my memoir with Ebury last year). It's been recommended by The Times, ELLE and Marie Claire, one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' this year by WIRED magazine and 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE.

I interview people I admire about the themes in my book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in between. 

Past guests include Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Liz Gilbert, Alice Levine, Zoella, June Sarpong, Dawn O'Porter, Rowan Blanchard, Will Young and Mara Wilson. I hope you enjoy the chats!

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