I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: The cult hit everyone is talking about

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I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: The cult hit everyone is talking about

I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: The cult hit everyone is talking about

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The author’s statements and expressions of emotions resembled those of some of my students and it was interesting to see how her psychiatrist addressed her issues. Baek was in her 20s and work You eventually become controlled more by imaginary outside forces than anything that is actually you. starting this part "memoir" and part "self-help" book that will hopefully make me cry and feel revitalised.

The early conversations are about how she sees herself having a lot less energy than usual, and doubting what she’s doing everyday. The best parts of the text are her essays, which come at the beginning of each chapter, and at the end of the book. In this candid if stilted debut, South Korean essayist Sehee documents the intensive therapy sessions that led her out of depression and anxiety.Encounters with a variety of hardworking dancers, drag queens, and pimps, plus an account of the complexities of a first love with a drug-addled hustler, fill out the memoir with personality and candor. Everyone is just trying to be as okay as possible, after all-and seeing Sehee's processing of that in I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki is sure to make readers feel a little less alone in their own attempts. In the end, reading this book was like experiencing someone's inner monologue: someone who's trying to figure out their own traumas and motivations, drifting from thought to thought at will. In a lot of her conversations with her therapist it was almost eerie how closely I could relate to it, while in others she completely confounded me. the fact that this was a hard story for this author to tell probably proves why it should exist, especially in its native country/language.

I WANT TO DIE BUT I WANT TO EAT TTEOKBOKKI has a fantastic, catchy title, which was what originally gravitated me towards this book. I feel this is a must read book and it has gained popularity over the years ever since it got published in Korea for so many reasons, one of the reason I feel is that it has a very comprehensive way of presentation which is very easy to follow regarding the talk between the author and the psychiatrist. I had someone to listen to my ramblings about how much I dislike myself and how desperately I wanted to change, even though I couldn’t find a way to achieve that.Seiten, die ich innerhalb von zwei Tagen verschlungen und dabei jede Seite mit jedem Wort aufgesogen habe. Though heartfelt, the forced neatness of Sehee's diaristic installments feels unnatural when juxtaposed with the complicated interior life that she and her psychiatrist trawl for meaning.

They (their gender is never revealed) give advice which in my cultural environment would be highly unprofessional (not to say that it isn’t helpful at all): “Just tell yourself, ‘I won’t drink so much next time’” or “Try to enjoy the present” or “Don’t think about the future too much. If I were to record my hypothetical sessions with a therapist or whoever, I doubt anyone would want to read transcripts of it.

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. Now, on the one hand, I appreciated reading these sessions as they lead to discussions on self-esteem, depression, anxiety, peer pressure, one’s desire to fit in and be liked, toxic relationships, etc. It’s hard, it’s a long game, and although probably life changing, it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

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