A review by jacss
I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokpokki, by Baek Se-hee


So let down by this book, I had much higher expectations.

The book can be split in two sections: one beginning with a dialogue between the author and her psychiatrist, followed by a bit of new insight and section two being relavations and insights after the care plan has been concluded.

Although the psychiatrist apologizes for it in the second section, some of their advice in the first section was just detrimental to the health of the author in my opinion. I really disliked that, and the fact that the author just flows with what the psychiatrist is saying, and the psychiatrist not picking up on that (often).

Some parts of the second section 'saved' this book from only one star, but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone I know. That might lie in a big part of me not liking the main character much. Although much that I don't like about her, lies in low self-esteem and constant comparison to others, her approach to it mostly made me dislike her.