Posted by crinn on January 24, 2002, at 7:27:52
In reply to Two More Recommendations, posted by IsoM on January 24, 2002, at 2:20:34
Like many of the other posters, altho I love to read, it is a luxury that I can rarely enjoy now. Here are a few books on first person accounts with depression that I found helpful:
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison.
Also Her Touched with Fire is good, but a bit technical.
Constructive Living by David Reynolds--here's a guy who actually made himself depressed so he could see how it feels--go figure. But it is a lovely (and short)
As for light reading, I'm probably a bad one to ask, as I like a lot of "junk" books. But anything by Barbara Kingslover, especially her earlier books. She has a great writing style and a very dry wit.
Thanks to everyone else who posted too, now I have some great books to read! Warmly, Crinn
> How could I forget Dr. Oliver Sacks? He's a famous neurologist (the young doctor in the movie Awakenings). I read his book of different case histories of neurologic disorders "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat" years ago & it's every bit as good a read now as then. Actually, it's EXCELLENT.
> And for light mystery stories - I love Isaac Asimov's series called the Black Widows Club series, if you can find them. Not so easy any more.