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 »

Finding Your Bipolar Muse

Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power by Lana R. Castle Stars: ***** Marlowe & Company (2006) Psychology/Self-Help 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe? Or are all creative artists… Read More »

Shift Happens by Margot Genger

Shift Happens: a memoir by Margot Genger Stars: ***** Bowker (2018) Memoir/Travel 327 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.  Summary Short Version: The author takes us on a tour of her past as a truck driver across the USA in the… Read More »