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

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I just want to clarify again, that this is is a well-written book, but I’m just not the right reader. Pada akhirnya, buku ini berakhir bukan sebagai pertanyaan maupun jawaban, melainkan sebagai sebuah harapan. People were lauding it as the book that RM from BTS had read, and while I’m generally skeptical of books celebrities read—because yes, I am a graduate student who thinks that, in a somewhat elitist way sometimes, that I want to read the books that often slip through the cracks. The book is like a conversation between her and her therapist, which makes it so real and relatable. Dan kadang banyak spasi renggang (mungkin karena tipe dialog, beberapa kata yang nggak dipenggal bikin renggangnya jadi nggak nyaman dibaca).

I’m devastated if someone I like doesn’t like me, and devastated when someone does end up loving me; either way, I am looking at myself through the eyes of another. Terjemahannya bagus, isinya menarik, tapi memang sebaiknya buku ini secara perlahan dan tidak dibaca dalam sekali duduk. Baek Sehee’s I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki (review copy courtesy of Bloomsbury Australia) is a book written by a young woman struggling through life, caught in a cycle of ups, downs and mood swings. A whole group of essays concludes the book, and this is the best material -- personal, honest, beautiful. The author claims to have learned several things - she understood that she can let herself be, that she can let herself feel whatever she feels, that she interprets events in her life depending on her mood.The narrative gets off to a good start with Anderson’s nostalgic memories of her childhood in coastal Vancouver, raised by very young, very wild, and not very competent parents. Though the act of living always comes with ups and downs, it’s important to keep them in context and seek an appropriate balance. I'm just not the right reader for the book, which is a shame, but I can imagine someone else actually loving it a whole lot more than I did. A sincere attempt at self-discovery that will resonate with young people who suffer from similar forms of depression and anxiety. I think talking about therapy is important, and applaud the author for doing to, but the book’s unusual format was tedious.

For ten years, she received psychiatric treatment for dysthymia (persistent mild depression), which became the subject of her essays, and then I Want to Die, but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki, books one and two. This book will comfort anyone who's ever been depressed, anxious, or just frustrated with themselves. This issue of extremes, her black-and-white thinking, is a recurring theme, and the psychiatrist does their best to make their patient aware of the issue, so that she can overcome it. Dan perasaan penulis yang dituangkan dalam buku ini mungkin merupakan pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang selalu ada di benakku.which i can understand because this is just a record of baek sehee's recount of her talks with her psychiatrist, but it did make the reading experience less enjoyable. again, maybe i grossly misunderstood this because i'm a sheeple and not a mental health professional but still! This book is for those who ask themselves, ‘do others also feel that their mind is torturing them every second? Much of the writing happens in the postscript, but by that point, I was tired of reading and put the book down. 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.

Es geht um das Ergründen der Ursachen von Gefühlen und alten Verhaltensmustern, die sie mit Hilfe der Therapie umpolen kann. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of I WANT TO DIE BUT I WANT TO EAT TTEOKPOKKI by Baek Se-hee, a memoir/self-help book. May she, and everyone else, find their light within the darkness, their own reasons for living and happiness, even if it's as simple as a plate of tteokbokki.Yes, she would, and she’d be thrilled by the fact that her older self has sold shedloads of books, too (which is probably another thing that makes me slightly suspicious about the book…). The poetry (more accurately described as italicized notes-to-self with line breaks) remains strewn liberally through the pages, often summarizing the takeaway or the emotional impact of the events described: "I was / and still am / an exceptionally / easy target. Sehee is honest and authentic throughout, beginning each chapter with a brief essay that introduces a topic she wants to discuss with the psychiatrist and concluding with an essay reflecting on what she learned from the session. It was pretty obvious for me from the beginning that Baek may be experiencing a burnout and may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (she ticks all the boxes) but the psychiatrist does not suggest or imply it even once. Diriku adalah sesuatu yang harus kubantu secara perlahan, kutuntun selangkah demi selangkah dengan penuh kasih sayang dan kehangatan.

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