Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline by Merri Lisa Johnson

By Merri Lisa Johnson

A decent and compelling memoir, woman wanting a Tourniquet is Merri Lisa Johnson’s account of her borderline character illness and the way it has affected her lifestyles and relationships. Johnson describes the sensation of "bleeding out" — not able to inform the place she stopped and the place her associate begun. A self-confessed "psycho girlfriend," she used to be inspired by way of many emotional elements from her prior. She recollects her direction via a dysfunctional, damaging courting, whereas recounting the reviews that introduced her to her verge of collapse. In spotting her fight with borderline character disease, Johnson is eventually capable of search aid, embarking on a soul-searching therapeutic procedure. It's a course that's painful, tough, and now and then heart-wrenching, yet finally makes her extra in a position to love and coexist in fit relationships.

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But, dear reader, that isn’t to say this will be a ‘fluffy’ book. I want to tell things as I saw them: relay the funny stories and recall the many wonderful characters and friends that have enriched my life. ). Why give them the publicity, I say? No, I’d far rather fill these pages with words about me. This is, after all, a book about me: a suave, modest, sophisticated, talented, modest, debonair, modest and charming individual–of whom there is much to write. Throughout my tenure as James Bond, there were many wonderful scripts to work with, and one of my favourite lines from any Bond film came from Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote the screenplay for The Man With the Golden Gun.

He asked. Damn it! He’d called my bluff. An exemption card was issued to people beyond the obligatory call-up age of eighteen to prove they had a valid reason not to be in the armed forces. I smiled awkwardly and having found my identity card, handed it to him hoping he would–being a red-blooded male like myself, fond of a kiss and a cuddle–take it surreptitiously and not reveal my little deception to Lovely-Lips. ’ he said. ’ I knew it was getting late! Too damned late for the Lovely-Lips to remain inviting!

However, with renewed encouragement from my darling wife Kristina, my daughter Deborah and my dear friend Leslie Bricusse, I have decided it is now indeed time to make time and stop making excuses. When, on the eve of my eightieth birthday in October 2007, I announced that I was starting work on my story again, I was adamant that it would be a fun book with no recycled scandal, tittle-tattle or dirtdishing–the expected inclusion of which had worried me so much when I tackled my earlier version.

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