Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me


Award-winning journal of Bobby Baker’s journey to recovery from mental illness. Signed by the artist. See Description for full details.


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A rare opportunity to own a signed copy of this highly acclaimed, and now out of print book. Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me was named Mind Book of the Year in 2011.

Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me features all 158 drawings and text from Bobby’s touring exhibition launched in 2009 at Wellcome Collection London. The drawings are an astonishing record of Bobby’s journey from mental and physical illness to eventual recovery. Moving, shocking and unexpectedly hilarious in turn, they reveal both the stark realities of living with mental illness and society’s lack of understanding.

Bobby Baker, over the years has produced a remarkable – and immensely important – body of work that has uncovered secret lives and found the extraordinary in the most mundane events, from feeding the baby to going to the supermarket.

The Guardian

With an introductory essay by Marina Warner, and essays by Bobby and by her daughter Dr Dora Whittuck, clinical psychologist, this book is a rich, rewarding visual experience and a fascinating insight into the interplay between art, mental health and society.

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