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 »

The Up and Down Life by Paul E. Jones

The Up and Down Life: The Truth About Bipolar Disorder – the Good, the Bad, and the Funny by Paul E. Jones Stars: ***** Penguin Group (2008) Psychology 240 pages I purchased this book. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Paul Jones, a stand-up comedian and workshop leader who suffers from bipolar disorder, uses humor,… Read More »

Haldol and Hyacinths by Melody Moezzi

Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi Stars: ***1/2 Penguin Group (2013) Memoir 288 pages I purchased this book myself. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American… Read More »

Exit Stage Left by Tilly Dunn

Exit Stage Left: From Suicidal to Imaginative Thinking Moving Forward With a Healthy Mind Balboa Press (2015) 198 pages I received this book for review purposes. Summary: While six months pregnant with her first child, she was hospitalized for something that kept her awake for seven consecutive days and nights. A diagnosis of bipolar disorder… Read More »