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What My Bones Know


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Stephanie Foo is a writer and radio producer, most recently for This American Life. Her work has aired on Snap Judgment, Reply All, 99% Invisible and Radiolab. A noted speaker and instructor, she has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at venues from Sundance Film Festival to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She lives in New York City with her husband.


'Stephanie Foo's incredible memoir speaks to so many things at once: the horrors of anabusive childhood, the enduring power of trauma, the messy science of the brain and thelifelong quest for meaning and healing. Funny and tragic, unflinchingly honest andrelentlessly hopeful, What My Bones Know is a marvel of a book.' - Ed Yong, New YorkTimesbestselling author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES

'Foo's journalistic eye serves her generously through a hard-won examination of traumaand its aftermath. I cried while turning the pages; I knew that I was witnessing anastonishing literary endeavour. For others who live with C-PTSD, this is a crucial, life-changing book.' - Esm Weijun Wang, New York Times bestselling author of THECOLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS

'In What My Bones Know, Stephanie Foo mines her past in search of answers, uncoveringwhat it means to navigate trauma over generations. With striking candidness, Foo takesreaders on her journey to understand her diagnosis of complex PTSD, weaving togetherreporting and personal history. A testament to Foo's determination, What My Bones Knowis an act of reclamation - and a bold, defiant proclamation: "I am here."' - KatChow, author of SEEING GHOSTS

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