Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron, published 1990. Read it around 1994 or 1995. Picked it up at the library. Made an impression. I will have to read it again. All I can remember is really relating to it. I remember his phrase “autumnal plunge”.
I’m reading Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine by Michele Lent Hirsch. The subtitle describes the content. It’s kinda making me emotional. I’m re-navigating, re-immersing in a time long ago when I was ‘sick’.Read More
Get over it, because you're an adult here, kiddo. Get over it because if you don't you'll give yourself wrinkles, young lady getting older. Get over it because you may die of a stress-related disease and leave your family behind. We'll all be wringing our hands, even me in my coffin! If only you got over it! You wouldn't be dead! You'd have had perfect posture! You wouldn't have worried your bones to death!Read More
I finally finished this one. It went quickly after I got used to the conversational tone. The book is packed with vintage print ads for pads, tampons, douches, hysteria treatments, etc. They range from quaint to charming to alarming.Read More