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Secrets for the Mad

Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons
By: dodie
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Secrets for the Mad by dodie, read by dodie, Joshua Edwards, Hazel Hayes, Jack Howard, Daniel J. Layton, Sammy Paul, Benjamin Redwood and Rebecca Fortuin.

Find hope in dark times

When I feel like I'm going mad, I write.

A lot of my worst fears have come true - fears that felt so big I could barely hold them in my head. I was convinced that when they happened, the world would end.

But the world didn't end. In fact, it pushed on and demanded to keep spinning through all sorts of mayhem, and I got through it. And because I persisted, I learned lessons about how to be a stronger, kinder, better human - lessons you can learn only by going through these sorts of things.

This is for the people with minds that just don't stop; for those who feel everything a thousand times more than others around them.

Here are some words I wrote.

Features versions of dodie's songs recorded exclusively for the audiobook and includes a live version of 'She' from her 2017 UK tour.

©2017 dodie (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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stunning and unique

What a clever use of the medium! combining stories and songs and with input from friends, this is a gorgeous bit of art.

I was not familiar with dodie before I bought this - and to be honest, some of the book was a but young for me (I need a middle-aged dodie giving me advice on feeding my family when one kid is suddenly vegan and the other only eats white food) - but I loved it anyways.

I have kids just coming into adolescence in a world completely changed by social media and the interwebs. and I like to think I am pretty "with it", but also I'm 39 and my days of gigs and late nights and dating are (thankfully) behind me. This collection of stories and advice and songs was like a bridge between their world and mine. a reminder that while many things have changed, a lot of things are the same.

Plus the songs were lovely.

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Chapter 39 - dodie for all my feels for dodie

Dodie is my inspiration in every aspect I can think of and I hope to one day meet her of at least my own version of dodie.

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Amazing!!!

I finished this book in one go, I loved the different aspects of this story. there's different people (Dodie's friends) talking about different things and Dodie herself singing songs about the times in her life she is talking about. I couldn't have listened to a better autobiography if I tried!!

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laughs, cries and sobs

This is such a beautiful narration. The writing style is captivating and meticulously descriptive which meshes so well with dodie's tone. Enamoured with this. A truly truly inspiring book.

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amazing

binged it in three days, holy hell it is amazing, must read hard copy now!

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Amazing

I loved it so much that i finished it in 2 days i recommend it!

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great book

I think I will get the actual book 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛

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Ideal for Teens

I liked the book and the content. I like the way how Dodie mixed her story telling with practical hints and advice. However, as an older person it feels like something that I should have listened to and likely to have benefited from as an adolescent or teenager.

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Amazing

5/5 this book is amazing!! I’ve only just started to watch her videos and listen to her music and this is truly a reflection of her inspiring character and spirit. She didn’t pretend to have all the answers while seemingly answering each question that pops into my head, her thought provoking reading of it all adds to the charm. overall I would recommend to anyone and it is a worthwhile purchase if you enjoy her content already

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A wonderful listen

dodie has made me cry several times. The first of these times was when I initially stumbled across her hauntingly beautiful vocals in the song and video for Intertwined which struck a chord with me during the painful breakup I was enduring at the time. I've been an avid dodie fan ever since.

There are some genuinely tear inducing moments in this audiobook when dodie recounts past traumas and articulates her feelings for her family and for her ever supportive circle of friends, some of whom make guest appearances in the audiobook.

As a 46 year old man I'm not really the target audience for several chapters of this book (basically dodie's guide to being a young person) but the worldly wisdom she imparts to her younger fans is sound and frankly I have so much goodwill for this author that I could happily listen to her read the phone book.

Fleshed out nicely with some adorable acoustic renditions of her songs between the chapters, this makes for an essential listen for any dodie fan.

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  • 01-09-18

Absolutely smitten

The most inspiring combination of music and stories. The audiobook was wonderful!!!!! Recommend it so so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • 13-12-19

Fans of Dodie will defintely love this

The book feels special since it is narrated by Dodie herself. And an audiobook bonus is that she also sings her songs for this book.

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  • bhagya rathnaweera
  • 27-03-19

dodie's voice is so calming ! <3

i love this book and im a big fan of dodie ! i always listen to this over and over again before bed <3 ,her voice and music is heaven , i love it , nice to listen with all the music and songs ,cute as dodie