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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Mind Without A Home: A Memoir of Schizophrenia by Kristina Morgan

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book: 

Experience the inner world of a woman with schizophrenia in this brutally honest, lyrical memoir. Kristina Morgan takes us inside her head to experience the chaos of the schizophrenic mind. With the intimacy of private journal-like entries and the language of a poet, she carries us from her childhood to her teen years when hallucinations began to hijack her mind and into adulthood where she began abusing alcohol to temper the punishing voices that only she could here. This is no formulaic tale of tragedy and triumph: We feel Kristina’s hope as she pursues an education, career and builds friendships—and her devastation as the insistent voices convince her to throw it all away. Woven through the pages of her life are stories of recovery from alcoholism and her journey to live a fulfilling life.

my thoughts:

Wow!  Talk about a brutally honest portrayal of person living with mental illness. 

Mind Without A Home is a vivid and frank depiction of a woman struggling with schizophrenia and alcoholism.  In her memoir, Kristina Morgan gets very personal and very real.  She not only describes how schizophrenia affects her life, but she also shows us through her writing style. Morgan writes in a fragmented manner that feels slightly erratic - she jumps from one subject to the next so quickly, that you almost feel lost when reading her story.  This disjointed feeling is clearly reflective of the way her mind functions.  Its rather sad and heartbreaking to get through, because you start to understand how awfully difficult it must be for her to just get through the day, let alone pursue an education or a career.  I found myself getting rather emotional the more I read - I couldn't help it!

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone interested in nonfiction tomes and/or books about mental illness (specifically, schizophrenia).  This book is eye-opening and makes for quite a fascinating read.  You will definitely learn about a disease that is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood.

Here's the link for the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Mind Without A Home

GIVEAWAY:  Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of Kristina Morgan's amazing new novel Mind Without A Home to give away.  All you have to do is leave me a comment and include your email address.  Open to US/Canada residents only.  Last date to enter is November 1st!  Good Luck!!!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

5 comments:

Susan said...

I don't know why, but I find books about mental illness fascinating. This one sounds really interesting. I'd love to win a copy!

Susan
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petite said...

Thanks for this feature. I would be interested in this book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

What a brave and heartbreaking story!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Wow, what a compelling read! Thanks for the great review for the tour.

sylvie said...

I would like very much win a copy, my son was diagnosed with this tragic mental illness yet I never truly know what being him feels like except I know he is hurting not being sble to comunicate with people.

Thank you for the giveaway