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I Want to Die but I Still Want to Eat Tteokbokki

About the Audiobook

Title Sub
further conversations with my psychiatrist
Author
Baek Sehee
Co-Author
-
Translator
Anton Hur
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Year
2024
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Essay > 21st century

Original Title
죽고 싶지만 떡볶이는 먹고 싶어 2
Romanization of Original
Jukgo sipjiman tteokbokkineun meokgo sipeo 2
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781526663634

About the Author

Baek Se Hee
  • Baek Se Hee
  • Birth : 1990 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Se Hee
  • Family Name : Baek
  • Korean Name : 백세희
  • ISNI : 0000000468735222
  • Works : 16
About the Original Work
[테이크북] 죽고 싶지만 떡볶이는 먹고 싶어 2
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  • English(English)

THE PHENOMENAL KOREAN BESTSELLER
TRANSLATED BY INTERNATIONAL BOOKER SHORTLISTEE ANTON HUR

'Will strike a chord with anyone who feels that their public life is at odds with how they really feel inside.' - Red

PSYCHIATRIST: So how can I help you?

ME: I don't know, I'm – what's the word – depressed? Do I have to go into detail?
Baek Sehee is a successful young social media director at a publishing house when she begins seeing a psychiatrist about her – what to call it? – depression? She feels persistently low, anxious, endlessly self-doubting, but also highly judgemental of others. She hides her feelings well at work and with friends; adept at performing the calmness, even ease, her lifestyle demands. The effort is exhausting, overwhelming, and keeps her from forming deep relationships. This can't be normal.
But if she's so hopeless, why can she always summon a desire for her favourite street food, the hot, spicy rice cake, tteokbokki? Is this just what life is like?
Recording her dialogues with her psychiatrist over a 12-week period, Baek begins to disentangle the feedback loops, knee-jerk reactions and harmful behaviours that keep her locked in a cycle of self-abuse. Part memoir, part self-help book, I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki is a book to keep close and to reach for in times of darkness.

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