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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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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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Absolutely smitten

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

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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

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  • Kate Harris
  • 02-25-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-25-17

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-18

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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  • Rebecca
  • 01-11-18

amazing

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

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  • R. J. Howell
  • 01-07-18

Amazing

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-18

great book

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-18

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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  • josie sawyer
  • 12-28-17

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-19

stunning

i’ve always been a fan of dodie music and followed her life casually through instagram captions but had no idea of the raw talent this woman possesses her artfully crafted words made me cry and smile and sob in a way that i did not expect she has a way of making a picture so vivid i feel as though for a second i am in her brain, aside from that it was surprisingly informative and has given me some genuinely useful advice as i progress into my 20s, i wish there was more listening to her voice was so so soothing combined with the surprise of her songs interwoven throughout honestly have gain newfound respect and adoration for dodie she is not just a musician but an artist

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-22-19

Dodie you are masterful

the lyrics in your song speak the words in my soul.... and your book was like an extension of your songs you have such a way with words... they become images and feelings. Throughout this I laughed and cried, was inspired and moved. This was masterful

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  • Rachel Sloan
  • 08-21-18

life changing, mood improvement, comfort for life

Dodie is honestly my hero. This book has dragged me out of depressive episodes and many days and nights where I thought the world was ending. I don't know how to thank her enough.

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  • Renee
  • 08-09-18

Loved it.

Dodie is a wonderful story teller. In this book she is very open and honest about many different parts of her life such as mental health, love, family/friendships/relationships and growing up. I love the way she writes and chooses her words so beautifully. Her voice is so soothing as well which made it such a pleasant listen. I’ve always loved listening to her talk in her YouTube videos and I really enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • Alex Smith
  • 06-03-18

Absolutely Beautiful

An amazing story. Dodie has outdone herself with this beautiful book. I'll listen to it over and over, taking in every message and absorbing the hope she gives. Dodie is living proof that it gets worse, but then it will get so much better, and this story is a perfect reflection of that.