Photo credit: Stevie Finegan

Photo credit: Stevie Finegan

NANCY TUCKER

Agent:  Hattie Grunewald

Biography: Nancy Tucker is a 22-year-old writer and student, currently studying for a degree in Experimental Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford. Nancy’s first book, THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Icon, 2016), explored her own struggle with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Nancy aspires to eventually apply her understanding of mental illness to a career in clinical psychology, and has a particular interest in the treatment of binge eating disorder and personality disorders. 

She is currently working on her next book, an exploration of the topic of female mental health, for Icon Books.

 

 THAT WAS WHEN PEOPLE STARTED TO WORRY  Mental Health, 296 pages Icon, June 2018  Having conducted over 100 hours of interviews with 60 British women aged 16–25, Nancy Tucker  explores what it’s like to suffer from serious mental illness as a young woman.   With raw honesty, sensitivity and humour,    Tucker examines real experiences of anxiety, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, OCD, binge eating disorder, PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. Giving a voice to those who can’t speak out themselves, Tucker presents a unique window into the day-to-day trials of living with an unwell mind.

THAT WAS WHEN PEOPLE STARTED TO WORRY

Mental Health, 296 pages
Icon, June 2018

Having conducted over 100 hours of interviews with 60 British women aged 16–25, Nancy Tucker  explores what it’s like to suffer from serious mental illness as a young woman. 

With raw honesty, sensitivity and humour,  Tucker examines real experiences of anxiety, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, OCD, binge eating disorder, PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. Giving a voice to those who can’t speak out themselves, Tucker presents a unique window into the day-to-day trials of living with an unwell mind.

 THE TIME IN BETWEEN  Memoir, 304 pages Icon, April 2016  When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: "I want to be thin."  Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalized, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food.  Told with remarkable insight, dark humor, and acute intelligence, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind—a Wasted for the twenty-first century.

THE TIME IN BETWEEN

Memoir, 304 pages
Icon, April 2016

When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: "I want to be thin."

Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalized, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food.

Told with remarkable insight, dark humor, and acute intelligence, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind—a Wasted for the twenty-first century.