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I want to die but I want to eat tteokbokki / Baek Sehee ; translated from the Korean by Anton Hur.

d e Paek, Se-hŭi, 1990- (author.). Hur, Anton, (translator.). Bloomsbury (Firm), (publisher.).


"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 judgmental 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"--provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781635579383
  • ISBN: 1635579384
  • Physical Description: xi, 192 pages : 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Original Korean edition published 2018
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- 1 Slightly depressed -- 2 Am I a pathological liar? -- 3 I'm under constant surveillance -- 4 My desire to become special isn't special at all -- 5 That Goddamn self-esteem -- 6 What should I do to know myself better? -- 7 Regulating, judging, being disappointed, leaving -- 8 Medication side effects -- 9 Obsession with appearances and histrionic personality disorder -- 10 Why do you like me? Will you still like me if I do this? Or this? -- 11 I don't look pretty -- 12 Rock bottom -- Epilogue: it's okay, those who don't face darkness can never appreciate the light -- Psychiatrist's note: from one incompleteness to another -- Postscript: reflections of life following therapy.
Language Note:
In English, translated from Korean
Subject: Paek, Se-hŭi, 1990- > Mental health.
Depressed persons > Interviews.
Depressed persons > Korea (South) > Biography.
Depressed persons > Counseling of > Case studies.
Depression, Mental > Treatment > Case studies.
Depression, Mental > Case studies.
Mental health counseling > Case studies.
Dépression > Traitement > Études de cas.
Dépression > Études de cas.
Counseling > Santé mentale > Études de cas.
Depression, Mental > Treatment
Depression, Mental
Depressed persons > Counseling of
Depressed persons
Mental health counseling
Korea (South)
Genre: Interview
autobiographies (literary works)
Case studies

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