Kicking and Screaming

A book review of Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts by Melanie D. Gibson Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2021)Memoir280 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Melanie Gibson was an independent woman with a good job,… Read More »

Bipolar Books

A book review of four Bipolar books by John Medl: Millions Like Me, Poems from a Bipolar Mind, The Last Day of July: 13 Years of Madness and The Entropy of Bipolar Disorder Stars: *** Createspace (2014-2021)Mental Illness-Bipolar66-166 pages Disclosure: I was sent these books for free. I decided to review them myself. This post… Read More »

Suspended Sentence

A book review of Suspended Sentence: a Memoir by Janice Morgan Stars: **** She Writes Press (2019) Memoir 320 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: When Janice Morgan, a divorced college professor living in a small town in Kentucky, learns that… Read More »

Breakdown

A book review of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry by Lynn Nanos, L.I.C.S.W. Stars: **** Lynn Nanos (2018) Mental Health Law/System 296 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients… Read More »

A Mood Apart

A Mood Apart: Depression, Mania, and Other Afflictions of the Self by Peter G. Whybrow, M.D. Stars: **** Basic Books (2015) Psychology/Depression/Mental Illness 408 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: When first published in 1997 this groundbreaking work on the science of mood both redefined the field and—with compassion, understanding, and scientific rigor—made it… Read More »

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A book review of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach Stars: **** Harper Collins (2017) Memoir/Mental Health 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together… Read More »

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2008) Personal Memoirs 176 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show,… Read More »