Book Review: Misunderstood

Title: Misunderstood Author: Laura Rosek Link: Summary Since early childhood, Laura was never allowed to express her feelings without being accused of backchatting. Her mother was suicidal, and her father liked his drink. To escape from all this, she would often daydream and go into a fantasy world of her own. Laura was oftenContinue reading “Book Review: Misunderstood”

Book Review: Balancing on a Tightrope

Title: Balancing on a Tightrope: My Life with Bipolar Disorder Author: Rand L. Kannenberg Link: Summary Balancing the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder is different for every patient…including me.Hi. I’m Rand (no, not “Randy,” “Randall,” or “Randolph,” and my parents can’t remember where they came up with the name. Even (R-Kentucky) U.S. SenatorContinue reading “Book Review: Balancing on a Tightrope”

Book Review: Lost in Ghost Town

Title: Lost in Ghost Town: A Memoir of Addiction, Redemption, and Hope in Unlikely Places Author: Carder Stout Link:   Summary Psychologist to the Hollywood elite Dr. Carder Stout delivers a page-turning memoir about his fall from grace into the gritty underbelly of crack addiction, running drugs for the Shoreline Crips, surviving homelessness, escaping aContinue reading “Book Review: Lost in Ghost Town”

Book Review: Daughter of Neptune…Found at Sea

Title: Daughter of Neptune: Found at Sea Author: Theresa Wisner Link: Summary Travel below decks with the author as she fishes the most perilous seas in the world in search of the love of her father. With courage and grit, she tells the story of addiction and recovery, and coming of age far laterContinue reading “Book Review: Daughter of Neptune…Found at Sea”

Book Review: Out of Chaos

Title: Out of Chaos Author: Elle Mott Link: Summary A harrowing true story of choices and consequences. As a teenager, Elle Mott descended into hopelessness. Her life as a criminal and a vagrant led her deeper into the darkness. Balancing multiple identities, the moresecrets she kept, the more lies she needed. She sheds personas, rebellingContinue reading “Book Review: Out of Chaos”

Book Review: Collected: Essays and Stories on Life, Death, and Donkeys

Title: Collected: Essays and Stories on Life, Death, and Donkeys Author: Daphne Kapsali Link: Summary: If there’s a theme tying these pieces together, perhaps it’s identity, our constant quest for one that fits; that keeps fitting even as we change. We are scattered, like our stories, forever torn between people and places; we areContinue reading “Book Review: Collected: Essays and Stories on Life, Death, and Donkeys”