Mental Health

The Minds of Billy Milligan
The Minds of Billy Milligan

Review: I hate to sound morbid or cruel but I don't think the author really explains the actual cruelty and abuse that Billy suffered at the hands of his stepfather on that farm in Ohio. I am glad that the author shows us pictures of the real Billy and his family. We should realize how important the effects of cruel child abuse whether physical, sexual, emotional or psychological can manifest in a young child like Billy. Of course, there is no excuse for his crimes of raping women. The author explains t... Read more

The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

Review: Carrie fisher says that the Star Wars Autograph fairs were like a lap dance. this book is a lap dance. I am happy to contribute money to her cause to survive, but the book is not her best. I am a fan. However, she is so insecure and that makes me sad. she reveals that Ford saved her from the crew by taking her from a party into his own episode with her and overlooked the fact that she was an innocent young lady he took advantage of. alas, Harrison Ford is a D--- just like every other actor... Read more

Building Resilience - Facing Adversity
Building Resilience - Facing Adversity

Review: At the outset, I’d like to express my feeling of sadness for Ms. Sandberg and her children. I wish them happiness and laughter forever. My criticism of her book is mostly about the writing style and some topics she has chosen.

The book starts as a memoir; it’s definitely Ms. Sandberg’s story. She’s the narrator. However, the self-help part of the book is supposed to be written by the co-author, Adam Grant –a psychologist. He’s the one who’s expected to help readers understand their emot... Read more

The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History

Review: Great history of genetics from simple Mendelian genetics to modern capabilities and the ethical issues surrounding them Easy to read You don't need to have a genetics background Better than the Emperor of all Maladies A history of Cancer Read more

A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness - The Quiet Room
A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness - The Quiet Room

Review: Intriguing autobiography by the author who struggles with schizophrenia. The book explores the mental illness from the perspective of a middle to upper class white woman who falls into despair. She descends to befriend people with substance abuse and mental health issues from all walks of life. Ultimately she triumphs the disorder. Her success even with the disease demonstrates that persons living with the disorder can be employed in the mental health profession and nurture those who are als... Read more

How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide)
How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide)

Review: Okay...like others have said The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck is NOT for everyone...but it is for many (don't be afraid to admit it) or give a f*ck what others think about YOU deciding it's time to STOP giving so many f*cks.Too many "f" words...well not sorry. My sons knew how excited I was for this book to come out and asked me, "Mom, how many times does Sarah use the "f" word in the book?" Well I found out and it's 731! In my opinion this is book is genius and so is the author. I'm... Read more

Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life (Toltec Wisdom)
Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life (Toltec Wisdom)

Review: I found it to be very easy to read, enjoyed all the thoughts and found a lot made so much sense to me. I didn't do all the lesson. I just found there were too many. I did what I thought would be most helpful for me. Sometimes too many lesson and we get lost or we lose interest! That is just me! Someone else may enjoy it very much or feel it would help them.It was good to understand how the lessons we learned as children stay in our lives and how we judge ourselves! Sometimes just a little too mu... Read more

The Happiness Animal
The Happiness Animal

Review: The Happiness Animal goes into depth on how to be happy with theoritical scenarios, exercises, famous quotes, and the author's real life experiences. It goes on to say how someone wears a superficial mask in order to become more like the person they think they should be, not the person that they want to be. It also goes into detail about tolerance, forgiveness, pride vs self-esteem, and anger. This book is good for someone looking for happiness internally as opposed to externally. The author put... Read more

The Four Agreements Beaded Bookmark
The Four Agreements Beaded Bookmark

Review: It is fun having matching book markers for the books I keep in my personal home reference library. I have a collection of book markers so I can mark my placs as I reference different passages in my many self help books. Read more

The Memory Palace: A Memoir
The Memory Palace: A Memoir

Review: I finished reading this book last night, and I've been thinking of it all day, having read it with full engagement over a week. It affected me increasingly, the more deeply I read into it. Most of all, it's an honestly felt memoir, in which the author Mira's fear of, and inability to live, near here mentally ill mother Norma, leads her to make many life choices that would otherwise be unexplainable. All the settings--Cleveland for much of the book, where I happened to also grow up--are extremel... Read more

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