Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson

Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson Stars: **** CreateSpace (2013) 320 pages Memoir Summary:  Despite access to the greatest healthcare in the world, U.S citizens are not immune to medical horror stories. Such was the experience of Ken Dickson, a beloved husband and father and respected engineer, with no history of mental illness. What should… Read More »

Speed Reviews – Mental Illness Memoirs

Some more really old reviews that just never got done. They are short since it’s been a while but if the book sounds interesting, check out the links to other reviews to get a more detailed review. Hurry Down Sunshine: A memoir by Michael GreenbergStars: **** Summary: Hurry Down Sunshine tells the story of an… Read More »

The Psychiatrist Who Cured the Scientologist by Aaron David Gottfried

Stars: **** Pandora Press (2008) Memoir Summary: Step inside the misunderstood world of mental illness and the underground secrets of Scientology in this first-hand account of a walk on the extreme side of both. [In the book], get a look at a life lived not on one side, but in the middle of the battlefield.… Read More »

The Bipolar Handbook by Dr. Wes Burgess, M.D., Ph.D.

Stars: **** Summary: The Bipolar Handbook comprehensively illuminates every area of the disorder by drawing upon the real questions asked by patients and families during the nearly twenty years that Dr. Wes Burgess has worked as a bipolar specialist. So what’s covered exactly? Basics of Bipolar (types, mania, depression, mixed-state, cycling etc….) Healthy Life Changes… Read More »

Choosing To Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master by Kat Tansey

Stars: ****1/2 Summary: Choosing to Be is a magical story about becoming fully present and achieving the true freedom of enjoying life just as it is. Guided by her inscrutably wise and perceptive Buddha master who just happens to be a Maine Coon cat, and inspired by his comical little brother who is the essence… Read More »

Hidden Truths by Brenda Youngerman

Stars: **** I received this book for review through Bostick Communications. Summary: Children often hide the abuses of their parents. Left to fend for themselves, many children are thrown into the adult world at an early age, never given the chance to be a kid and most of all, never trusting others. Brenda Youngerman follows… Read More »

A Firm Place to Stand by Marja Bergen

Stars: **** I received this book for review from the author. Summary: A Firm Place to Stand is a must-read for Christians who struggle with mental health challenges and the faith communities who minister to them.For too long, society has misunderstood and feared individuals who live with mood disorders. This book dispels the lingering stigma… Read More »