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"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." ~ Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

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"The Memory Palace" by Mira Bartok.  A hauntingly beautiful book about a girl raised by a schizophrenic mother.

A Memoir Of Memory, Mental Illness And Trauma

Writer Mira Bartok's memoir, The Memory Palace, is in part about the car accident that left her with traumatic brain injury and about her relationship with her schizophrenic mother. She explains how her brain injury helped her understand — and reconnect with — her mother.

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard|Paperback

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who

"We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter" by Rachael Hanel

We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down

We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down book. Read 82 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Rachael Hanel’s name was inscribed on a grav...

With or Without You by Domenica Ruta

With or Without You

With or Without You book. Read 789 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Domenica Ruta grew up in Danvers, Massachusetts, in a ramshack...

"Her: A Memoir" by Christa Parravani

Her

Her book. Read 670 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A blazingly passionate memoir of identity and love: when a charismatic and tro...

NOT FADE AWAY by Rebecca Alexander with Sascha Alper is both a memoir of the senses and a unique look at the obstacles we all face—physical, psychological, and philosophical—exploring the extraordinary powers of memory, love, and perseverance.

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11 Funny Books by Women That Prove We’re Freakin’ Hilarious

I think we mentioned once or twice that we’re excited about Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please . But in case you missed the memo: We are so excited. Poehler, who made us practically pee our pants in SNL and converted us to waffle-lovers via Parks…

"The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar" by Terri Cheney

The Dark Side of Innocence

The Dark Side of Innocence book. Read 171 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky busin...

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"The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait" by Blake Bailey. [Mental Illness and Families]

The Splendid Things We Planned

The Splendid Things We Planned book. Read 269 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The renowned biographer’s unforgettable portrait of...

"On the Move: A Life" by Oliver Sacks

On the Move

On the Move book. Read 1,607 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wr...

"Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder" by Graeme Cowan

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink book. Read 22 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On July 24th, 2004, author Graeme Cowan took pen to paper and s...

"Leaving Before the Rains Come" by Alexandra Fuller

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come book. Read 849 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. New York Times BestsellerOne of the gutsiest memo...

"Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story" by Isabel Gillies

Happens Every Day

Happens Every Day book. Read 789 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, ...

"The Long Journey Home: A Memoir" by Margaret Robison

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home book. Read 98 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First introduced to the world in her sons’ now-classic memoir...

"The Third Sunrise: A Memoir of Madness" by Natalie Jeanne Champagne

The Third Sunrise

The Third Sunrise book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. “Psychiatrists and I; we do not get on well. They have failed to ...