Christie Tate’s Group is one of those rare memoirs that can be accurately described as honest and raw, and I don’t entirely mean that as a compliment.
Tate describes her memoir, Group, as “a story about how somebody who’s lonely and totally isolated but looks good on paper could begin to form real attachments.”
“The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers — her psychotherapy group — and in turn finds human connection, and herself,” said a review in goodreads.com.
“Group is a deliciously addictive read, and with Christie as our guide — skeptical of her own capacity for connection and intimacy, but hopeful in spite of herself — we are given a front row seat to the daring, exhilarating, painful, and hilarious journey that is group therapy,” it added.
Tate “is a crassly funny narrator, and this book presents a no-holds-barred account of her experience with group therapy and coming to terms with traumatic memories and eating disorder recovery,” said the review.
“Group is raw, powerful, funny, tear-jerking, and honest,” it added.