books etc


Please feel free to recommend books in the comments – I am especially interested in books about bipolar and schizophrenia, by people who actually have the condition.


Funny: DSM5 Parody Book Review
11 superheroes with bipolar disorder


fiction & semi autobiographical {my reviews}
☆☆☆☆ too bright to hear too loud to see – juliann garey
☆☆☆☆ the shock of the fall – nathan filer
☆☆☆ the more you ignore – jo brand
☆☆☆☆ the center of winter – marya hornbacher
☆☆ the best awful – carrie fisher
☆☆ the silver linings playbook – matthew quick
☆☆☆ the good luck of right now – matthew quick
☆☆☆ suicide notes – michael thomas ford (YA)
☆☆☆ one flew over the cuckoo’s nest – ken kesey
☆ some kind of miracle – iris rainer dart
☆☆ the museum of intangible things – wendy wunder (YA)
☆☆☆☆ for miriam toews: all my puny sorrows, a complicated kindness, the flying troutmans

non fiction & (auto) biography {my reviews}
☆☆ wishful drinking – carrie fisher
☆☆ shockaholic – carrie fisher
☆☆☆☆ the quiet room – lori schiller
☆☆☆ madness: a brief history – roy porter
☆☆☆☆☆ madness (a bipolar life) – marya hornbacher
☆☆☆ manic: a memoir – terri cheney
☆☆☆☆ more, now, again: a memoir of addiction – elizabth wurtzel
☆☆☆☆ hyperbole and a half – allie brosh
☆☆☆ fall to pieces – mary forsberg weiland
☆☆☆ his bright light – danielle steele
☆☆☆ the three christs of ypsilanti – milton rokeach
☆☆☆☆☆ an unquiet mind – dr kay redfield jamison
☆☆☆☆ broadmoor revealed: victorian crime and the lunatic asylum – mark stevens
☆☆☆☆☆ chapters in the history of the insane in the british isles – daniel hack tuke
beneath the underdog – charles mingus
☆☆☆ your voice in my head – emma forrest
☆☆☆☆☆ the center cannot hold – elyn saks
☆☆☆☆☆ marbles – ellen forney
☆☆☆☆☆ swing low: a life – miriam toews
☆☆☆ two years and four months in a lunatic asylum – rev h. chase
☆☆☆☆ beautiful wreck – sex, lies and suicide

young adult fiction {my reviews}
☆ outtakes of a walking mistake – anthony paull

for kids


(Reviews are all from August 2014 onwards.)

rat girl – kristin hersh
the other side of me – sidney sheldon
Electroboy – Andy Behrman
Call me Anna – Patti Duke
A Brilliant Madness – Patti Duke
Scattershot – David Lovelace
To Walk On Eggshells – Jean Johnston
Detour – Lizzie Simon
Dr John Ratey’s A User’s Guide to the Brain
Breakdown: A personal crisis and a medical dilemma’ by Stuart Sutherland
In My Room by Jim Lucey
Psychiatric Tales – Daryl Cunningham

16 thoughts on “books etc”

  1. Oh man you gotta read Welcome to My Country by Lauren Slater, and Hurry Down Sunshine (can’t remember the author’s name but its his daughters decline and cycle and hope through bipolar)

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    1. I think marbles is my favourite explanation/information about manic depression :) I haven’t read visible darkness, I’ll google it thanks.


  2. Electroboy is awesome! I actually know Andy, he’s a FB friend of mine, we talk often. I’m considering doing a blog post about him and the book. It was one of the best memoirs about bipolar that I’ve ever read. I could rant and rave all day about Electroboy but I don’t want to bore anyone :)

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  3. And, last but not least, a grim Indian guy in a zipped up windbreaker on the Stanford campus where he was working on his Master's degree. He had already earlier cashed out as one of the founders of Paypal! His mom must have told him he wouldn't amount to anything without an edcaoticn.Autually that third founder of YouTube, Jawed Karim, is a bangladeshi muslim not an indian. His mother is german. Both his parents are academics, and I also suspect that your last sentence is probably correct.


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