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Sunday, November 30, 2008

REVIEW for Mommy i'm Still Here

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TITLE: Mommy i'm Still Here
AUTHOR: Kate McLaughlin
GENRE: Memoir
RATING: 3.5 Stars
Mental Illness is something that every single person has to deal it, be it directly or indirectly. It scares me to see just how many people suffer from mental illness and I often wonder – do we have more mental illness in this generation? Or is it because it went undiagnosed in previous generations? No matter, we are a society dealing with this disease and all its various forms.

What amazes me is the stigma that STILL seems to be attached today. Why is that? Is certainly a question that author McLaughlin has asked and, no doubt, keeps asking herself.

Author McLaughlin knows first hand the joys and pains of living with this disease. Two of her children suffer from mental illness and this has had to redefine the life that this family lives.

What follows is a heartbreaking and heartwarming memoir of what it is like to live in the midst of mental illness – to live with people that you love who are suffering, sometimes on a daily basis with this disease. The feelings of helplessness that it evokes and at the same time, the feelings of hope and love that it also touches.You have to be brave to live with this disease and the author shows us just how brave her children are.

I loved this story of stark reality against a sea of love. It made me cry on quite a few occasions (I hate it when that happens) and I am in awe of these people.Thank you Kate for sharing such an intimate story of courage and love.

1 comment:

Wall-to-wall books said...

I love memoirs! This one sounds real good. I will definitely add this one to my list. Thanks for the review!

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