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 »

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Stars: ***** Simon & Schuster (2012) Biography & Autobiography 266 pages I received this book as a gift. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak,… 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 »