Goner by Tazmeen Amna

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Goner by Tazmeen Amna is about the journey of a twenty-something girl trying to hold her life together while dealing with mental health issues. It is an attempt by the author to raise awareness about these issues. Published by Penguin, the book hit the shelves in July 2020.

You can read more about the book here:

Everyone has a dark, ugly side-some of us just choose to hide it better than others…
She’s a young woman going through a mid-twenties crisis, trying to deal with the dark and intoxicating side of life with haunting memories of an abusive ex- Boyfriend, remnants of a broken family, and obvious mental health issues.
Finding herself on a consistent downward spiral, she tries to grapple with the harsh realities of her existence and her incessant attraction to all things that are bad for her, which ultimately culminate in the form of a medical emergency as she overdoses, leading to a blackout in the middle of an unfamiliar place, a very public meltdown, and a broken leg.

With no job, a failing art career, months of expensive therapy, a cast on her leg, and a mystery man in her life, will she be able to recover from her embarrassing wastefulness? Can she defeat her infamous trait of self-sabotage and maneuver her way through some hard-hitting truths?

About the Author

Tazmeen Amna is a graduate in English literature from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She holds an MBA degree but likes to think of herself as a visual and literary artist (mixed medium). She has been writing since she was a child and wrote her first book for children in 2019. She is no stranger to mental illness and is thus passionate about and
committed to raising awareness about mental health issues like chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Goner is one such attempt.

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