Whole chunks of the book are missing. I bought the audiobook to help me stay concentrated as I read the actual book and it's not helping because I have to stop and figure out where its being read from. Whole paragraphs skipped. Very upsetting.
I can only imagine how hard it must've been.
In the first half an hour I thought: it would've been better if Key didn't narrate the book her self and let a professional narrator do it. But after the first half an hour, I was glad that she did.
Her voice - at times on the verge of crying - brings the story to life, vivid and colorful.
Bipolar and pretty much lots of mental illnesses for that matter like; sever depression, GAD, OCD, PTSD, PAD, and schizophrenia, to name a few, if left untreated; ruins lives, and a lot of times the lives of people around the patient. A lot of patients even end up killing themselves(!)
Brave and courageous people like Key let's one know that you are not alone, there is always treatment, and on top of all, Hope!
The reason I gave the book 4 stars was the affairs Key had with 3 men. I'm a Muslim and when I love someone, I marry her.
learned that others feel what I do, I am not alone in this struggle
When Kay allowed herself to trust her husband with the truth of her illness, I believe she crossed a line that was the point of no return. She believed herself to be loved and accepted by another, but it was truly she who had grown into acceptance of herself.
The fatigue in her voice simply re-telling her own story compelled me to continue to listen.
There could be no better tag line than the title, "An Unquiet Mind," for it sums up the manic/depressive state-of-mind.
Kudos to Kay for taking the time to write something educational, yet so very heartfelt and, at times, gut-wrenching.
I know the story is personal to the writer but the presentation and story are not impressive. The book is more of a recount of her various loves while dealing with what appears as semi minor depression. There is very little detail of her manic states and all in all I did not learn anything substantial about the disease.
The end was everything! A true insiders view on real struggles that are all around us. Whether you're someone who's struggles in reality or you personally know someone who does ... this novel is made for everyone who is willing to see things from a different point of view.
I enjoyed the book and I honour the brave woman who risked huge judgement to write it in the hopes it will help her heal and help others.
I would recommend this book to anyone with mental illness or supporting someone with mental illness.
The author reads with passion and deep connection that only someone with first hand experience can deliver.