'Writing is a form of making sense': an extract from Sigrid Rausing's 'Mayhem'

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'I want to understand how it all began, long before the relapse, but who knows how, or why, what prehistory of emotion, or predestination of genes leads people into addiction?'

Sigrid Rausing will be at the Bookshop with Max Porter on Thursday 14 September to discuss Mayhem, her searing new memoir exploring the fallout of addiction and her own troubled family story. Ahead of the event, listen to an extract from the audiobook, read by Maggie Gyllenhaal

Sigrid Rausing and Max Porter will be at the shop on Thursday 14 September. Book tickets here.