©2009 Redfield Jamison; (P)2009 Tantor
"A soul-baring love letter to the author's loving life partner." (Kirkus)
This is a good little "slice of life" memoir. I read it because it deals with mental illness, as well as physical illness, and the writing did not disappoint. Though I couldn't relate to the level of involvement the main character had with her husband, I still loved the nuanced story of the relationship. And that's really the message here - it's not about someone dying from cancer, it's more about how this couple lived, and connected with each other. I think the book could have easily been twice as long, with more detail from the "I" voice. I know Jamison has written a book "The Unquiet Mind" but IMO it's too short to waste a credit.
This narrator's voice is rather shrill, however, and the reading suffers, especially when she portrays crying. Ugh! I think the really good narrators stay away from trying to portray realistic whimpers and sobs and there is a good reason why.
The author' clear-eyed reflections on the differences between grief and depression, spoken from her heart and informed by her personal experience, is both moving and profound.
this is not only a follow-up to An Unquiet Mind but also but also a love story. As she recounts the fall of to her public disclosure of mental illness and the illness and passing of her beloved husband, Kay Jamison, with eloquence, dignity, and candor, continues to show the complexity and humanity of people with mental illness.
I enjoy listening to books on my iphone more than reading because of the convenience. I usually listen while traveling in my car.
Personal experience of the Bi-polar author and her struggles with depression during her husband's illness and death.
She is an excellent reader - not too emotional or dramatic, pleasant to listen to.
I can rarely listen to a book in one sitting - I usually
This book is a sequel to Dr. Jamison's book -
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