“True terror isn’t being scared; it’s having no choice in the matter.” This quote from John Green’s new book, Turtles All the Way Down, is a simple but powerful insight into the book’s major theme: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Turtles All the Way Down is a detective story that shows how true “obsession” can impede detective work.
Surrounded by Madness: A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets By Rachel Pruchno Dog Ear Publishing (2014) Purchase Simone McKitterick, NAMI Communications Intern *Warning: The content of this book contains topics related to suicide and may disturb some readers. “What was the likelihood my adopted daughter would have my father’s hazel eyes and my … Continue reading Book Review: Surrounded By Madness
The War We Aren’t Trained to Fight By Joni Agronin, NAMI Communications Coordinator 11/10/2014 The Invisible Front By Yochi Dreazen Purchase A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and was really impressed by something I read. It was a tweet from the U.S. Army that said “It takes courage to seek … Continue reading BooK Review: The Invisible Front
Several of my friends and coworkers live with bipolar disorder and I thought that I was pretty knowledgeable about the condition. But after reading Derek Thompson’s book Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic’s Mood Chart I gained an even deeper insight into what it means to live with the illness. … Continue reading Going Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Learn about Bipolar Disorder by Derek Thompson
Laugh-Out-Loud Sad By Bill Gates | May 19, 2015 Some of the books I’ve recommended as summer reads really aren’t. They’re long nonfiction books that might look a little out of place beside the pool or on the beach. But Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened … Continue reading Hyperbole and a Half: A Funny, Brutally Honest Memoir