NAMI Bookshelf: December 2009
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Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better and Move on Without Wasting Time or Money
by Richard M. Zwolinski and C.R. Zwolinski, Health Communications Inc. (2009)
Therapy Revolution offers a step-by-step program that shows readers how therapy should work, what can go wrong and how to fix it.
Real-life patient interviews, checklists and therapist interviews will help readers find the best therapist for their needs.
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Nothing Was The Same
by Kay Redfield Jamison, Knopf (2009)
Jamison's poignant memoir reflects on her life with husband Richard Wyatt, a leading schizophrenia expert, and her struggles with grief following his death to cancer.
Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is also the author of the acclaimed memoir An Unquiet Mind, which captures her experiences living with bipolar disorder.
Nothing Was the Same is marked by Jamison's characteristic candor and humor. She vividly describes her mid-life love story and the couple's unwavering support of each other, ranging from triumphs in their professional lives to the terrifying lows of their personal experiences with illness.
Beyond exploring her intimate relationship with Wyatt, illness and death, she also examines grief closely, distinguishing it from madness.
Jamison writes, "It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree. There is a sanity to grief, in its just proportion of emotion to cause, that madness does not have."
Jamison's elegiac prose is a moving tribute to Wyatt and a remarkable marriage.
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