Chase the rainbow / Poorna Bell.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781471160721 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2017.
An honest yet uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity. Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a loving wife, a big-bottomed dog named Daisy and a career as a respected science journalist. But beneath the carefully cultivated air of machoism and the need to help other people, he struggled with mental health and a drug addiction that began as a means to self-medicate his illness. In 2015, he ended his life in New Zealand on a winter's night. But what happened? How did a middle-class Catholic boy from the suburbs, who had an ocean of people who loved him, and a brain the size of a planet, end up dying alone by his own hand?
293 pages ; 20 cm
Absolutely gut wrenching, a very difficult read but beautifully written.
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