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Before I talk passionately about my love for this book I think I should just say that before I picked it up wasn’t a fan of Emilie Autumn. Of course we all knew her to be an incredible artist, but this book completely blew away any of the expectations I had. It’s basically just the account of a narcissistic woman who sounds like the only thing that upsets her is that in the psych ward she’s treated like a normal person and not this star she imagines herself to be.

Jan 18, SkeletalGarden. I can’t say I saw much evidence of this at the time except for one or two reviews which have thankfully been deleted. Felt they had to “put up,” with those around them without actually regarding the fact that the staff were putting up with her tantrums, due to not getting her own way. Please try again later. She looks at their clothes and passes immediate judgement. I spent it in a drugged sleep. Does that make me angry?

And yes, I’m aware that this isn’t technically an autobiography.

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

And she is left vulnerable and unprotected! Then again I realised upon continued reading, this is a supposed and self-proclaimed researcher and historian who believes electro-shock therapy to still be performed the Nineteenth Century way, although many experienced patient or professional will inform us that it is now performed under a general anaesthetic and uses muscle relaxants, so that the muscles only twitch slightly, and the body does not convulse during the fit, a form of seizure brought on to aid severe depression, mania or catatonia, that being if the patient shows no response to the experimented medications or therapies.

I will give you a blow-by-blow summary, but first, a taste! Buy it, brew a cup of tea, and lose yourself. One of these items ships sooner than the other.


I swallowed a jar of Ibuprofen and was sent to a psychiatrist who I was able to convince of my sanity so quickly that after a half hour long session he did not ask to see me again. Can’t actually believe Emilie Autumn wrote this after how much she portrays herself as an intellectual. Putting someone like that in a cold and austere environment with virtually no support and only a constant stream of drugs is absolutely unsafe.

Together Emily, her friends and the rats decide they must take revenge on their detainers and take charge of the Asylum. Because of this book and her shows, you now see fans adorning themselves in ripped attire or straight jackets with quotes under pictures such as “they’re going to take me away,” I jest not, this is what I’ve witnessed following this author.

The stockings and ring binded notebook she stated to have had in the hospital, in the original which obviously was also a LIEare the least of a fans problems with this version Depression and suicide may sound romantic to a person standing on the outside looking in, and don’t try deny it because you know it does, but I would never even wish such an emotion upon my evilest characters. It may be a hard read for some people who do not like to read about suffering and pain.

Among her many other talents, I truly think Emilie is great at crafting a fantasy world and populating it with her motley cast of characters. I’ve gone from loving this author to literally wanting nothing to do with her in just a few hours of listening.

Okay, so originally I would have given the last two editions both 3 stars, but now I have to decrease that to 1 star. In size and story you really get two incredible stories in one book. I don’t normally give bad reviews wish I could zero star rate but I have and have known people who have suffered, and still do, with depression.

It is too self absorbed, petty, pitiful and childish for my taste. I feel if the fictionalized tale was based in America, a land to which the author is born and bred from with greater knowledge it would have been much more enjoyable and their self-historical writing more convincing.

I got a dilute concentration on the back of my neck once and it felt like I got sunburned.

There uatumn a certain narcissism there. Fight Like A Girl. In the mind of the prolific fabricator that is, Emilie Autumn, the author it does.

I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to questions anyone’s view of a book, which is why this is totally cool, but! She has used her mental illness to be cruel, conceited, manipulative and dishonest in a way that she knows will sell and sadly I was sold on it until I read the book when it was too late. So, I’m not counting this as a mark for or against the book, but just an observation. While it is true that in the victorian girl you can see a critic of the society of the epoque that put many women through the grinder because they weren’t comploant, we soon find the story somewhat lags describing tortures but not offering much.


He asks if she’s only in the hospital to write a book, which makes Emilie extremely offended. I would probably only recommend the book to those who are fans of the author, as it makes well for a collectible item, which is why I will keep hold of mine, a second edition. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Fight Like a Girl. However–the reason for that may lie in the fact that this book wasn’t actually written about just one hospital stay.

It stinks as much as her attitude stinks. There is quite a myriad of thoughts and feelings about this book on the interwebz, given that this is about the 4th?

Though if anyone feels it helps them or comforts them, regardless of its misinterpretations and falsehoods, then good for those readers as this cannot be classed as a bad thing for all. But what I found was a story riddled with misinformation, exaggeration, and all round pretentiousness.

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Refresh and try again. No I am not pretty, and I was bullied by some girls who were not at all pretty either. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.

They actually were needed. I was “acting out”. Emilie never saw her again. De manier van hulpverlening in Emilies verhaal is ook niet je-van-het.

The fact is, in the beginning when the book was first published Autumn claimed this book to be her memoir mixed with half fictional tale Emily with a y.