Trouble by Marise Gaughan is an unflinchingly honest and moving read

Trouble is a memoir by Irish writer and comedian Marise Gaughan. It’s her first book and it’s one that will move you immensely.

Marise was nine when she first realised there was trouble, 14 when her Dad tried to end it all, and 23 when he finally succeeded.

In a turmoil of conflicting emotions, Marise runs – from Dublin to Amsterdam to Los Angeles, leaving a trail of sex and self-destruction in her wake. Until finally, she finds herself facing what she’s become in a California psych ward, a girl imploding through trying to make sense of her father’s suicide.

As she retells her unravelling, from child to adult, Marise strips back her identity and her relationship with her father, layer by layer, until she finally starts to understand how to live with him, years after he has gone. 

Trouble is a read that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will break your heart and it will make you marvel at the strength and determination of individuals like Marise.

At times it’s quite a hard read because of the subject matter it talks about. But it’s good that Marise has written it and was unfailingly honest and candid throughout as it will help people and shine a light on topics that people need to talk about more.

You can get a copy here!