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

Interview with author Graham Morgan

Author: Wendy Tuxworth Today I am very pleased to be interviewing author Graham Morgan about his memoir 'Start', the publishing process, and being under a compulsory community treatment order. Trigger warnings: death, mentions of depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse,  In 2018 you published your memoir, 'Start'. Could you please give a brief synopsis of what … Continue reading Interview with author Graham Morgan

5 poetry books about mental health

Author: Wendy Tuxworth April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would put together a list of 5 poetry books that talk about mental health. I know poetry isn't for everyone, but I would seriously consider giving these a go! Some of them are really accessible for people who don't think that poetry is … Continue reading 5 poetry books about mental health

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

What’s So Funny About Bipolar Disorder?

Author: Janet Coburn I admit that humor and bipolar disorder are not a combination that one instantly thinks of. And I admit that when I slide into depression, my sense of humor is the first thing that goes missing. But the rest of the time, humor leaks into my writing – even my writing about … Continue reading What’s So Funny About Bipolar Disorder?

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

Covers of mental health novels

Author: Wendy Tuxworth We're not supposed to judge a book by its cover - but everyone totally does. And I think nowadays, when people can spend their money on all sorts of entertainment, book covers are vital for drawing people in. Beautiful covers can be displayed as art, as well as being Instagram-friendly. So, keeping … Continue reading Covers of mental health novels

10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet

Author: Wendy Tuxworth I really love young adult literature. I think it's one of the areas of publishing that is really pushing boundaries, particularly in terms of representation. So, here are 10 young adult novels that touch on mental health that I have not yet read. Many of them will be contemporaries, as this is … Continue reading 10 YA books about mental health that I haven’t read yet