The Good Greek Girl

Did you hear the one about the good Greek girl who walked into a tattoo parlour to celebrate the anniversary of her discharge from a psych hospital? No? Well that doesn’t surprise me because it’s not a joke, there is no punch line. It’s a true story about me and is told in The Good Greek Girl, a memoir about my experience of depression and rebellion against a traditional Greek upbringing.

The Good Greek Girl is now out through Ventura Press and will be published by Eye Books in the UK under the title, The Mind Thief.  Purchase the Oz edition here and the UK edition here.

What they've said

" ... generous, intelligent and loving. The world needs the rare kindness Katsonis is able to show to both herself and others."  The Age

"It is impossible not to enjoy Katsonis' warm and open companionship as she takes us through her life." Sydney Morning Herald

"... this is a brave memoir ... The quality of Katsonis’ writing is superb. She demonstrates a playful sense of humour despite the gravity of her topic."  Readings Monthly

‘It’s a stunning book. I found it compelling and so lucidly written."  Jon Faine, ABC 774 Melbourne

"A very profound memoir, I really found it extraordinary to read. I’ve told all my colleagues about this."  Natasha Mitchell, ABC RN Life Matters

"a keenly observed and unflinching memoirABC 774 Melbourne

"she writes clearly and lucidly about her decline, hospitalisation and recovery, and helps the reader understand what it means to be 'out of your mind'."  Adelaide Advertiser

"The value in this text is the explicit detailing of daily life in the psych ward, in suffering depression, and in the path to recovery."  Books and Publishing

"Prepare yourself for this beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary tale of triumph over adversity." LOTL Magazine

"She writes clearly and lucidly about her decline, hospitalisation and recovery, and helps the reader understand what it means to be out of your mind." The Advertise

"One of the most anticipated books of 2015."  Martin Shaw, Books Division Editor, Readings

'For anyone who suffered the rejection of their family when they came out this book will resonate with you. Her story of triumph over adversity is nothing short of inspiring."  PONY