A Girl Behind Dark Glasses

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A Girl Behind Dark Glasses
A Girl Behind Dark Glasses cover.jpg
Author Jessica Taylor-Bearman
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Illness
Genre Autobiography, Memoir
Publisher Hashtag Press
Publication date
18 January 2019
Media type print, digital
Pages 256
ISBN 978-0007155033, 1999805356

A Girl Behind Dark Glasses is a memoir by Jessica Taylor-Bearman published in 2019.

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Number 1 bestseller, Finalist for The Peoples Book Prize 2019. From a darkened world, bound by four walls, a young woman called Jessica tells the tale of her battle against the M.E. Monster. The severest form of a neuroimmune disease called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis went to war with her at just 15 years old. From beneath her dark glasses, Jessica glimpses a world far different from the one she remembers as a teenage school girl. This true story follows her path as she ends up living in hospital for years with tubes keeping her alive. This harrowing story follows the highs and lows of the disease and being hospitalized, captured through her voice activated technology diary called `Bug' that enables her to fulfill her dream of one day becoming an author. It provides a raw, real-time honesty to the story that would be impossible to capture in hindsight.

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  • 2019, Finalist for The Peoples Book Prize[1]

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