The Beginning of Everything by Andrea J. Buchanan | Black Inc.

The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself

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Andrea J.  Buchanan

Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Daring Book For Girls and seven other books. Before becoming a writer, Andi trained as a pianist, earning a bachelor of music degree …

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Praise for The Beginning of Everything

‘I found The Beginning of Everything to be unputdownable, emotionally gripping, and devastatingly honest. It plunged me into the shock and aloneness of this sudden capsizing of a life, and the agony and confusion that followed; but ultimately it delivered me to a new understanding of body and mind and new hope. I felt deep sympathy throughout, and almost joyful relief at the end.’ Rachel Simon, author of The Story of Beautiful Girl

‘Andrea J. Buchanan’s The Beginning of Everything explores the abrupt derailment of her ability to function and to think, due to an under-diagnosed disorder that can happen to anyone. The story of her difficult journey through diagnosis and treatment, and her inspiring self-designed rehab, is compelling for patients, caregivers, and readers alike.’ Connie Deline, MD, Spinal CS F Leak Foundation

‘Andrea J. Buchanan writes of being an unreliable narrator, but you will trust her with your life as she guides you through her perilous journey and shares her stunning meditations on mind and self and pain and time. The Beginning of Everything is truly ‘music emanating from a broken place,’ a breathtaking, life-affirming, gorgeously composed marvel.’ Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis and The Book of Dead Birds

‘This is a fascinating account of her [Buchanan’s] path to discovery of her true self, allied with the description of a little-known condition afflicting people all over the world’ Good Reading