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Book Review: Switching Positions

Switching Positions: Love in the Time of Politics is a novel by Paula Light, who you may know from her blog Light Motifs II.  The book takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the American political landscape. Mia and Chad pursue love across party lines after meeting at a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser in a wine cave. … Continue reading Book Review: Switching Positions

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Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a (mostly true) memoir by Jenny Lawson.  This is her first book; I previously reviewed her second book, Furiously Happy. Jenny has a fabulously quirky sense of humour.  The book is packed with plenty of wildlife, alive, taxidermied, and otherwise. The book starts off with a bang in the… Continue reading Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Book cover: The Jackass Whisperer by Scott & Alison Stratten
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Book Review: The Jackass Whisperer

The Jackass Whisperer by Scott and Alison Stratten is a lighthearted look at how to deal with the many forms of jackass you'll encounter – including yourself.  And these encounters are inevitable; "When you put a lot of humans into one space, Jackasses happen.  It's just science." The book caught my eye because Brené Brown… Continue reading Book Review: The Jackass Whisperer

Book cover: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library by Roz Warren
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Book Review: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library

If you thought libraries were dull, Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library: An Insider's Tale of Library Life by Roz Warren will prove that you're dead wrong.  I'm taking a quick break this week from mental health books because I know Roz from over at Medium.com and she's hilarious. The book is based… Continue reading Book Review: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home; background of cherry blossoms
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Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Mim from… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

book cover: Depression the comedy by Jessica Holmes
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Book review: Depression the Comedy

Canadian comedian Jessica Holmes shares her experiences with depression in Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance. I think Holmes is an excellent comedian, and I love the idea of bringing a comedic approach to a book about depression, but some of the comedy aspect was a bit lost on me.  However, I don't know… Continue reading Book review: Depression the Comedy

book cover: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
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Book review: Furiously Happy

In Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, Jenny Lawson uses "furiously happy" as a weapon to counter mental illness, and intends to "destroy the goddamn universe with my irrational joy and I will spew forth pictures of clumsy kittens and baby puppies adopted by raccoons and MOTHERFUCKING NEWBORN LLAMAS DIPPED IN GLITTER AND THE… Continue reading Book review: Furiously Happy