Book Review: An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of Moods and Madness

Psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison, is turning the tables in An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. Unlike her previous book, Touched with Fire, Jamison turns the mirror on herself, looking at her own medical condition, that of manic depression.

She takes the bold step of bringing her readers into her world to try to share what many people experience, mental illness. In many cases, it is the result of a chemical imbalance disease, NOT some sort of character flaw or weakness.

Jamison says, “There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness…. It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.”

What is normal for a person with manic depression is captured in great detail by this talented author: “We are all, as Byron put it, differently organized,” Jamison writes.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness will make those suffering from manic depression, bipolar disease or any other type of mood disorder feel a little less alone and better understood.

Jamison shares her life from her childhood through living her life now, as what some call her, the healer and the healed. She manages her diagnosis of manic depression with startling results, not only taking control of it, but also turning it into her life’s work.

Jamison has spent her medical career attempting to become the world’s leading expert on what she has lived with and deals with every day, in the hope of healing herself and anyone else with similar mood disorders.

If you are living with manic depression/bipolar disease and feel that no one understands what you are going through, An Unquiet Mind is the perfect book for you. It also makes a great gift for those you love who may also suffer with this chemically imbalanced illness.
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Even More Make and Freeze Recipes Review

Even more make and freeze recipesEven more make and freeze recipes by Erin Kennedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third guide in the authors’ series on eating well for less and builds on the first two books very well to expand your list of great make and freeze meals your whole family will enjoy. I was impressed with how clear and well-written this book is, just like the other two, and how well all the recipes I tried came out. These recipes can be used right away, or frozen into portions for TV dinners, or frozen as an entire meal you can have on hand for guests/the holidays or when the kids are on vacation. The recipes were written very clearly for even a beginner cook, so they can get good results. They are the typical kinds of things most American families would enjoy eating at home, or at a restaurant. These authors give a lot of great advice and clearly know their way around a kitchen. They sure know a lot about freezing foods as well so nothing goes to waste.

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