Loving Lindsey by Linda Atwell

A Book Review of Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2017) Memoir Summary: Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey―a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities―have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job… Read More »

Not My Plan by Joyce Yexley

Not My Plan: A Mother’s Unexpected Journey by Joyce Yexley I received this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Stars: ***** Westbow Press (2015) 115 Pages Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Summary: As Joyce Yexley shows us in her journey of raising a daughter with special needs, she searches for something better. While struggling with her… Read More »

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Stars: **** Picador (2003) Memoir 320 pages Summary: Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at… Read More »

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 »