"Mac McClelland is a ferociously talented journalist—and an exceptionally brave one... A work of astonishing emotional intensity, fierce intelligence, and soul-baring honesty . . .  At once a memoir, a cockeyed romance, a reporter's travelogue, and a clinical case study, Irritable Hearts will provide great consolation to others who suffer from PTSD, and McClelland's resilience and determination will resonate powerfully even with those who don't." —Scott Stossel / editor of The Atlantic 


#Wild + #BehindTheBeautifulForevers + #Committed = #IrritableHearts

 —Elisabeth Egan, books editor, Glamour 

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"That we are as strong as we are frail is the most profound of many truths rising out of Mac McClelland’s astonishing Irritable Hearts. In her unforgettable memoir, McClelland begins to unravel her experience with PTSD while falling in love, traversing the globe and trying to understand both how the mind breaks and what it takes to heal in a world where all too often, we are constantly faced with how terribly vulnerable we are." —Roxane Gay / New York Times best-selling author