My Books

I have written two books. Everyone’s A Critic  (Virago Press), explores self-criticism through fictional case studies. It will also be published in Romania, Poland, the Middle East and China.

My other book The Brink of Being encourages us to reflect upon the often misunderstood, and little-discussed experience of miscarriage. It was awarded Popular Medicine Book of the Year 2021 by the British Medical Association, and runner-up for the overall Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the British Psychological Society’s Book of the Year 2021. It was published in the UK (Virago Press), the USA (Penguin) Taiwan, and Poland.


‘Bueno’s choice of language is considered and thoughtful, unpacking difficult issues that are so often avoided for fear of causing distress. She writes with sensitivity and compassion, filling a much needed void in discussion around the subject, and opening the door to more candid conversations.’

Katy Lindemann, Observer

‘A much needed book on this difficult and often unspoken loss, that of early pregnancy … both illuminating and consoling.’

Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works

‘Intelligent, sensitive, and utterly candid … It’s the sort of book that women have long been searching for, and it feels like real progress. I’m so thankful she wrote it.’

Meaghan O’Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything

‘This is a book of profound insight, rare courage and calm, searching compassion. It made me reflect, not just on miscarriage, but on the solace of the intellect, and the euphoric rush of a broken silence.’

Zoe Williams, Journalist

‘A thoughtful work that identifies and honours an important passage of life for a great many women.’

Julia Leigh, author of Avalanche

‘Julia is one of the most intuitive and compassionate and curious psychotherapists around, and in her approach to miscarriage all of these qualities are shown.’

Sathnam Sanghera, Journalist

‘Wise and compassionate, Bueno is the friend (and expert) you want when you or a loved one suffers miscarriage. This is a profound game-changer of a book that can not only support women, but can help reshape a society that often ignores or sweeps women’s issues under that proverbial rug.’

Caroline Leavitt, New York Times
bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

‘Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, The Brink of Being is vital reading, both for those who have experienced miscarriage and for the people who want to support them. I think a lot of people are going to be stronger for reading this.’

Keith Stuart, author of The Boy Made of Blocks