You’re Fine.

Tron’s first book, You’re Fine. was published in October 2014 with Papercut Press. It’s a memoir about her time in a dual diagnosis psych ward and rehabilitation center and some events leading up to it. The book is also a form of journalism as Tron tries to demonstrate how poor the mental health system can be and how difficult it can be to find proper help. Interview Magazine called it “vibrant, darkly funny, and courageously candid.”  The Strand placed the book on its “Best of the Best” table. Read more press on You’re Fine. below.

“Gina Tron’s memoir You’re Fine (Papercut Press) is a revealing, raging descent into madness. When Tron checks herself into a mental health facility, she is battered and addicted seeking the help she does not find from friends and family. But what she finds instead is poorly staffed and apathetic environment where patients flout the rules and staff turn a blind eye. Yet, in the midst of chaos, Tron is able to build friendships and make some deep insights into her past and the forces that first drove to escape her small Vermont home town for New York City and finally pushed out of her control. Vibrant, darkly funny, and courageously candid Tron has written about losing your mind and then reclaiming it in psychedelic, poetic prose.” – Interview Magazine

“In You’re Fine, her autobiography and first book, Tron leads readers on a twisted path through her own personal history detailing events both humorous and dark with a consistent candidness that is excruciatingly honest and magnetic. Tron’s insight into the world around her is often cut with sarcasm and humor, but it carries a depth as she tries to give meaning to the chaos.” – PANK

The passages I quoted above give you a sense of Tron’s voice — in-your-face, deliberately outrageous and often fun to read. (Elizabeth Wurtzel and Prozac Nation sometimes come to mind.) Tron has a sharp, insightful eye for the many ways in which people can be nice and (more often) nasty to one another, and her description of middle school in Vermont may draw groans of recognition from some readers. (Was it really that bad? Yes. It was.)” – Seven Days

 

The book is available on Big Cartel and as an e-book on iTunes and in the following independent bookstores:

The Strand in Manhattan, NY

Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, NY

St. Marks Bookshop in East Village, NY

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers in Williamsburg, NY

Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, & Activist Center in the Lower East Side, NY

Molasses Books in Bushwick, NY

Better Than Jam in Bushwick, NY

Mutiny in Denver, CO

Book Bar in Denver, CO

Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA

Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago, IL

BookPeople in Austin, TX

Orca Books in Olympia, WA

A Room of One’s Own in Madison, WI

Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC

Antiquated Future in Portland

Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT

Next Chapter in Barre, VT

Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT

Phoenix Books in Essex, VT

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The book will be available in more stores and in e-book form soon. Read more reviews for You’re Fine. on Goodreads.

You’re Fine. Press

Seven Days

Ladygunn

Bedford + Bowery

Psychic Gloss Magazine

Powderzine

 Interview Magazine

Hollaback!

American FOBs

WNYU Radio

Greenpointers

Review by Mary Lynn Ritch

 

 

 

 

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