Saturday, December 01, 2007

New Book Reviews

On, we have a few new book reviews.

First, Gianna reviews Grace Jackson's "Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent". I would recommend reading her review. IMO to be an informed "consumer", we need to know all sides of the issues surrounding psych medications.

Next, I review a book called "Finding Iris Chang", by Paula Kamen. A well written book, read the review here.

Finally, as if it needs a review is the classic "His Bright Light" by the famous writer Danielle Steel. It's the story of her son, Nick Traina, and the struggles he faced in the short time he spent among us. Extremely well written, it's a must read for all.

I'm just finishing "Manic" by Terri Cheney. This is an excellent book, watch for the review in the next day or two.

I'm looking for reviews of your favorite books, I'll post your review along with your name and a link to your site or blog. I'm also looking for ideas for a Christmas gift post I'm preparing for BipolarConnect. So jump in with your favorites.


Gianna said...

A friend of mine saw the author of the book give a talk and SHE IS bipolar apparently!

Gianna said...

oh that comment is regarding the Iris Chang book! sorry!

G.J. "Jon" Gregory said...

Gianna - that's interesting. I don't doubt that, but the book doesn't indicate a first-hand knowledge of bipolar disorder. But everyone's bipolar disorder experience is different.

Stacy said...

Thanks for sharing Jon. I will be sure to check out the site:-)

pjbrubak said...

G.J., you may have noticed my blog, onset of reality has been privatized. I did it because I applied for a new job and didn't want them to google me and find all these revealing tidbits. But I have no problem with you reading them. Anyways if you want become a member, just let me know and I'll make it happen. Thanks!

G.J. "Jon" Gregory said...

Stacy - Thanks, babe. Good to hear from you.

PJbrubak - Absolutely I'd like to stay in touch. Although, for 6 months or so I've been in a frame of mind where I just can't bring myself to surf blogs. This ability is just beginning, but it's going slowly.