I’m having trouble not using some blurb cliché here: Is this book brutally honest? Searing? An important look at the realities of a widely misunderstood mental illness? Yes, all of the above. The heaviness of her topic is leavened by Cook’s vibrant illustrations, making even the most harrowing passages impossible to turn away from. Even if this book is occasionally brutal and searing, it is always important. Recommended By Keith M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
In my illustrated memoir, The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces, I share what it's been like to live and love with this disorder. Not just the hospitalizations, treatments, and residential therapy, but the moments I found comfort in cereal, the color pink, or mini corndogs; the days I couldn't style my hair because I thought the blow-dryer was going to hurt me; the peace I found when someone I love held me. This is a book about vulnerability, honesty, acceptance, and how to speak openly--not only with doctors, co-patients, friends, family, or partners, but also with ourselves.