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Thursday, April 13, 2006

A bibliography of personal accounts with mental illness

A fellow librarian, Susan E. Skoglund, put out a call on the MEDLIB-L list for books we'd recommend in terms of providing personal insight into living with mental illness. I contributed some of them. Here were the results, posted with her permission:

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything (Hall, Kenneth)
Asperger Syndrome in the Family (Willey, Liane Holliday)
Autobiography of a Face (Grealy, Lucy)
The Beast: A Journey Through Depression (Thompson, Tracy)
A Beautiful Mind (Nasar, Sylvia) An Unquiet Mind (Jamison, Kay Redfield)
Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression (Osmond, Marie)
Burn: a Bipolar Memoir (Feldman, Shane)
Call Me Anna (Duke, Patty)
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (Styron, William)
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba (Lyden, Jacki)
The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope (Steele, Ken)
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D (Simon, Lizzie)
Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood (Traig, Jennifer)
Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia (Wagner, Pamela)
Down Came the Rain: A Mother’s Story of Depression and Recovery (Shields, Brooke)
Emergence: Labeled Autistic(Grandin, Temple)
Everything in it’s Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (Summers, Marc)
Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life With Autism (Park, Clara Claiborne)
The Family Face of Schizophrenia (Backlar, Patricia)
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (Jackson, Luke)
FTH * Rickie (Flach, Frederic F.)
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (Reiland, Rachel)
Girl, Interrupted (Kaysen, Susanna)
The Heart Too Long Suppressed: A Chronicle of Mental Illness (Hebald, Carol)
I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can (Gordon, Barbara)
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Greenberg, Joanne)
Imagining Robert (Neugeboren, Jay)
Inner Hunger: A Young Woman’s Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia (Apostolides, Marianne)
The Inner World of Mental Illness: A Series of First Person Accounts of What it was Like (Kaplan, Bert)
Is There No Place on Earth for Me? (Sheehan, Susan)
Leaving Food Behind: An Inspiring Personal Story of Recovery from Bulimia, Starving, Overeating (Mather, Sheila )
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism (Maurice, Catherine)
Like Color to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding (Williams, Donna)
Living in the Dead Zone: Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Faris, Ralph M.)
Media Madness: Public Images of Mental Illness (Wahl, Otto)
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (Schreber, Daniel P.)
A Mind That Found Itself (Beers, Clifford)
The Monster Within: Overcoming Bulimia (Rowland McClure, Cynthia)
My Sister’s Keeper: Learning to Cope with a Sibling’s Mental Illness (Moorman, Margaret)
Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic (Williams, Donna)
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Solomon, Andrew)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey, Ken) Personal History (Graham, Katharine)
The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father’s Struggle with Madness (Lachenmeyer, Nathaniel)
Pretending to be normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (Willey, Liane Holliday)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary (Winchester, Simon)
Prozac Diary (Slater, Lauren)
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (Schiller, Lori)
Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia (McLean, Richard)
Skin Game: A Cutter’s Memoir (Kettlewell, Caroline)
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free From the World of Autism (Williams, Donna)
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism (Prince-Hughes, Dawn)
Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice (Cohen, Judith)
Sybil (Schreiber, Flora)
Terry: My Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism (McGovern, George)
There’s a Boy in Here (Barron, Sean)
Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism (Grandin, Temple)
Three Faces of Eve (Thigpen, Corbett)
Undercurrents: A Therapist’s Reckoning with Her Own Depression (Manning, Martha)
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament (Jamison, Kay Redfield)
Washing My Life Away: Surviving Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Deane, Ruth)
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (Hornbacher, Marya)
Welcome, Silence: My Triumph over Schizophrenia (North, Carol S.)
Welcome to My Country (Slater, Lauren)
When the Music’s over: My Journey into Schizophrenia (Ross David Burke)
Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression (Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama)
Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945 (Geller, Jeffrey L.)
The Years of Silence are Past: My Father’s Life with Bipolar Disorder (Hinshaw, Stephen P.)

Also, NAMI of Massachusetts:
www.namimass.org/biblio/biblio.htm (click on Personal Accounts)



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