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Books We Have Read

Below is a list of books that we have read.  We invite you to join our book club today!  For further information Contact Louise Hartman at 609-468-6036 or louise.hartman@comcast.net.  Also, be sure to check out our current book selection and book club meeting information by visiting the “Current Book Selection and Meeting Time” tab.

  • “Just Like Someone Without a Mental Illness, Only More So” by Mark Vonnegut
  • “Slaughterhouse 5” by Kirk Vonnegut
  • “The Perks of being a Wallflower” by Steven Chbosky
  • “American Psychosis” by E fuller Torrey
  • “Where’d you go Bernadette?” By Maria Semple
  • “Leaving Van Gogh” by Carol Wallace
  • “Haldol and Hyacinths” by Melody Meozzi
  • “Plenty of time when we get home” by Kayla Williams
  • “The Chocolate Debacle” by Karen Winters Schwartz
  • “The Buddha and the Borderline” by Kiera Van Gelder
  • “Hyperbole and ½: flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened” by Alie Bosh
  • “I am not sick I don’t need help!” by Xavier Amador
  • “Staying Strong” by Demi Lovato
  • “Nothing Was the Same” by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Persig
  • “Resilience” by Jessie and Glen Close
  • “A First Rate Madness: uncovering the links between leadership and mental illness” by Nassir Ghaemi
  • “The Insanity Plea” by Larry D. Thompson
  • “The Center Cannot Hold” by Elyn Saks
  • “Crazy: A father’s search through America’s mental health madness” by Peter Early
  • “Henry’s Demons: living with schizophrenia, a father and son’s story” by Patrick and Henry Cockburn
  • “Last Drive with Mom” by Amanda Bestor-Siegel.
    http://www.salon.com/2013/12/01/last_drive_with_mom/.
  • “Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
  • “Imagine Me Gone” by Adam Haslett
  • “Challenger Deep” by Neal Shusterman
  • “Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt” by Kevin Hines
  • “Desperate and the Dead” by Boston Globe Spotlight Investigative Reporters
  • “Unbroken” by Maia Szalvitz
  • “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout
  • “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls
  • “Elena Vanishing: A Memoir” by Elena Dunkle and Clare B. Dunkle
  • “Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother’s Life with a Daughter’s Anorexia” by Clare B. Dunkle
  • “Fishbowl: A Novel” by Bradley Somer
  • “Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving” by Michelle Stevens
  • “Darkness Visible” by William Styron
  • “Reading My Father” by Alexandra Styron
  • “The Problem with the Solution: NPR podcast: Invisibilia”, June 2016
  • “Reason for Hope” by Nancy Goldstein
  • “FRESHWATER” By Akwaeke Emezi

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