Furiously Happy review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Jenny Lawson (also known as The Bloggess) is the author of Furiously Happy, a memoir in which she talks about her experiences with anxiety and depression. She is hilarious, a bit strange, and very wise. In LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. … Continue reading Furiously Happy review

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Walk A Mile review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Walk A Mile by Chris Young is a memoir about his struggles with BPD and how he set up the charity Walk A Mile with See Me Scotland. As a kind, chatty, and good-humoured man with a zest for life and a passion for helping people, Chris Young adored his job as a social worker. … Continue reading Walk A Mile review

10 picture books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Yesterday was International Children's Book Day, so I thought I would put together a list of children's picture books that talk about mindfulness, emotions, and being yourself. I was kindly sent a copy of Antoinette Clark's new picture book Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees via the publisher (thank you)! Illustrated by Russel Wayne, … Continue reading 10 picture books about mental health

You Asked for Perfect review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman is a young adult novel that explores queerness, the pressures of high school, and family relationships. Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard - really hard - to make his life look … Continue reading You Asked for Perfect review

Final Draft review

I received Final Draft by Riley Redgate via Netgalley from the publisher. All views are my own. The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has … Continue reading Final Draft review

Darius the Great is Not Okay review

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram is a young adult novel released in 2018. I read it during the 2019 Mental Health Book Bingo as it was the group read. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay review

Review: Jog On

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Jog On by Bella Mackie is a non-fiction book about mental health (specifically anxiety and depression) and how running can help. I received an advance reader copy of the book via the publisher on Netgalley. This has not affected my opinion in any way. Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, … Continue reading Review: Jog On

Review: She Must Be Mad

Author: Wendy Tuxworth She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox is a book of poetry published in 2018. Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don’t go as planned; the righteous anger at those … Continue reading Review: She Must Be Mad

Review: Girl In Need of a Tourniquet

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Girl in Need of a Tourniquet by Merri Lisa Johnson is a memoir about her experiences as a queer woman with Borderline Personality Disorder. An honest and compelling memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet is Merri Lisa Johnson s account of her borderline personality disorder and how it has affected her life and relationships. Johnson … Continue reading Review: Girl In Need of a Tourniquet