Author is distant & difficult to relate toUser Review - Overstock.com
One of my doctors recommended this book, but I really didn't learn much from reading it. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone trying to better understand bipolar disorder. Kay Jamison literally wrote the textbook on bipolar disorder, called "Manic-Depressive Illness", in 1990. Perhaps that's a better book than this one. She's a PhD who studied overseas at one point. Jamison never really describes the feelings or struggles she went through during the timeframe of the book. I found it very difficult to relate to her extraordinary life, and would have preferred if she had been more personal with her descriptions of the mood swings, how she dealt with them, and their consequences. I guess I'm looking for a book by a bipolar midwestern housewife with a family and job she's trying to balance along with her illness, rather than a privileged PhD with opportunities and resources that 99% of the people with bipolar disorder will never have. ...
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There are no words to describe at how Kay Redfield Jamison, describes her encounters and life battle with Manic-Depressive Illness. I myself being manic-depressive, I try to read the book "An Unquiet Mind" at least once a year. To remind myself that I'm not in this alone. Many of the pages are coated in highlighter yellow....and there are passages that I will never forget and even recite many of the lines in my head during random moments. I believe Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the most powerful women and it just goes to show you that no matter what life throws at you, you can always overcome it, even when it seems impossible!
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Abbe - Goodreads
Amazon.com Review In Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist, turned a mirror on the creativity so often associated with mental illness. In this book she turns that mirror on herself ... Read full review
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Khanam - Goodreads
This is a breathtaking book - beautifully written, incredibly honest, generous, courageous - it is a gift really. I anticipate it will stay with me a long, long time. I admired Kay's ability to mix ... Read full review
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
(I summarize this book along with another. I don't think the story line had any big surprises that would be spoiled though) I read this book immediately after finishing The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn ... Read full review
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Selina - Goodreads
If you are manic-depressive and reading this book, these are the take away points: make sure you have an amazingly supportive, selfless and kind parent (the other one probably gave you the bad genes ... Read full review
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I couldn't be more pleased with my purchases. They were exactly as described. I wlll gladly tell my friends. ...
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Belinda - Goodreads
Just ran across this review of "An Unquiet Mind" that I wrote a couple of years ago (January 2009). As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc., it amazes me how difficult a ... Read full review
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - Jessica - Goodreads
A lot of people seem to have a negative reaction to this book, which I totally get. I didn't find Jamison a particularly likable person, and this wasn't great literature, though it did go down fast ... Read full review
Review: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessUser Review - rachel misfiticus - Goodreads
So far... about half way done... 1 star for her vanity and pretension 5 stars because of the taxidermic fox 3 stars being a calculated average **UPDATE** Perhaps I have been corrupted by the reviews I ... Read full review