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English(English) Book

I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki

About the Books

Title Sub
The phenomenal Korean bestseller recommended by BTS
Author
Baek Sehee
Co-Author
-
Translator
Anton Hur
Publisher
-
Published Year
2022
Country
UNITED KINGDOM City : London
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Essay > 21st century

Original Title
죽고 싶지만 떡볶이는 먹고 싶어
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Jukgo sipjiman tteokbokkineun meokgo sipeo
ISBN
9781526650863
Page
208
Volume

About the Author

  • Baek Se Hee
  • Birth : 1990 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : -
  • Family Name : -
  • Korean Name : 백세희
  • ISNI : 0000000468735222
  • Works : 11
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Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

THE PHENOMENAL KOREAN BESTSELLER
TRANSLATED BY INTERNATIONAL BOOKER SHORTLISTEE ANTON HUR

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.

Source : https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/i-want-to-die-but-i-want-to-eat-tteokbokki-9781526650863/

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