The book should be a personal account by somebody who has/had a mental illness. Write at least six text pages (not counting title page or reference page-neither is needed). Do not use a type face larger than 12. The paper should be double-spaced. Please include page numbers.
You choose a book from this list. Online/e-books are ok but please direct quotes according to whatever is given (e.g.%).
More specific directions for the extra credit paper. Please note that there are THREE parts.
1. Start with a summary of the book (include quotes with page numbers). This should be the bulk of your paper.
2. Continue with your personal response to the book. This response may be very personal. You may also chose to relate the book to information in the textbook or outside readings.
3. Finally, please comment on which book you like better, ‘An Unquiet Mind’ by Kay Redfield Jamison. Please explain what you like and dislike about each book.
Please be aware that case histories of yourself, friends, or family members do NOT qualify for this assignment which specifically is a book report. Also, Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind is not a valid choice for this book report – although it is a component of the assignment.
Ableman, P. (1990). I hear voices. Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company.
[A single day in the life of a fragile schizophrenic individual–a bit confusing at times.]
Burroughs, Augusten (2003). Dry: A Memoir. [On alcoholism.]
Cantor, C., with Fallon, B. (1996). Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria. Houghton Mifflin.
Cheney, Terri (2009). Mania: A Memoir. Harper and Collins.
Colas, Emily, Just checking. (1998). New York: Pocket Books. [On OCD.]
Grandin, Temple, with Sacriano, M. (1986). Emergence: Labeled Autistic. Novato, Calif.: Arena Press.
Grandin, Temple (1995). Thinking in pictures and other reports from my life with autism. Vintage Books.
Greenberg, Michael (2008). Hurry Down Sunshine. Other Press: New York.. [A father’s account of his 15-
year-old daughter’s sudden decent into manic psychosis; and her gradual re-emergence from it.]
Gregory, Julie (2003). Sickened: A Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood. Bantam Books.
Gyor, Harriet (1980). Living in hell: An agoraphobic experience. PGI Publishing Company.
Haddon, Mark (2002). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Doubleday. [This is a very
well done novel about a boy with Asperger’s–sort of a detective story.]
Hornbacher, Marya (1997). Wasted: A memoir of anorexia and bulimia. Harper Perennial.
Hornbacher, Marya (2008). Madness: A bipolar life. Houghton Mifflin.
Kaysen, Susanna (1993). Girl interrupted. [Describes dynamics on an ward for teenage girls; the author is
diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.] New York: Random House. [RC 464 K36 A31]
(Paperback $12.) Just watching the movie and writing about it does not qualify for extra credit.
Kettlewell, Caroline (1999). Skin Game: A Memoir. St. Martin’s Pres: New York.
[About self-cutting to sooth emotional pain.]
Knapp, Caroline (1996). Drinking: a love story. The Dial Press.
Krasnow, Michael (1996). My life as a male anorexic.
Lamb, Wally (1998). I know this much is true. Regan Books/Harper. [Story about identical twin brothers,
one of whom came down with schizophrenia; the books is written by the non-schizophrenic twin.]
Lyden, Jacki (1997). Daughter of the Queen of Sheba. Penguin Books. [A daughter’s account of her
childhood with a bipolar mother.]
Manning, M. (1994). Undercurrents: A therapist’s reckoning with her own depression. N.Y.: Harper Collins.
McGowin, Friel (1994). Living in the labyrinth–A personal journey through the maze of Alzheimer’s.
New York: Delta Books.
North, Carol (1987). Welcome, silence: My triumph over schizophrenia. New York: Simon
and Schuster. [A young woman’s fight against schizophrenia’s auditory hallucinations.]
Pershall, Stacy. (2010). Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a strange girl. W.W. Norton: New York.
[Borderline Personality, possible bipolar, eating disorder]
Richmond, Carl Adam (1997). Twisted: Inside the mind of a drug addict. New Jersey: Jason Aronson.
Saks, Elyn R. (2007). The Center Cannot Hold. Hyperion: New York. [Law professor with schizophrenia]
Scholinski, Daphne. The last time I wore a dress. Riverhead Books. [On gender identity disorder.]
Schiller, Lori & Bennett, A. (1996). The quiet room: A journey out of the torment of madness. New York:
Warner Books. (Available in paper.)
[A highschool girl having her first schizophrenic episode and history of subsequent treatment.]
Sheehan, Susan (1982). Is there no place on earth for me? Boston: Houghton, Mifflin.
[Description of the course of a chronic schizophrenic illness, schizoaffective type.]
Sheff, David (2008). Beautiful Boy: A father’s journey through his son’s meth addiction.
Steele, Ken (2001). The day the voices stopped. Basic Books. [About paranoid schizophrenia; a vivid
account of what it is like to hear voices.]
Styron, W. (1990) Darkness visible: A memoir of madness. [A good description of severe depression.]
[RC537 S88; available in paperback.]
Thompson, Tracy. (1995) The Beast: A journey through depression. New York: Putnam.
Traig, Jennifer (2004). Devil in the details: Scenes from an obsessive girlhood. Little Brown. [On OCD]
Van Gelder, Kiera (2010). The Buddha and the Borderline: A Memoir. New Harbinger Publications:
Oakland, CA. [On borderline Personality disorder and successful treatment with DBT.]
Walker, Anthony. (2003) Siren’s dance–my marriage to a borderline: A case study. Rodale Inc.
Wurtzel, Elizabeth (1995). Prozac Nation. New York: Riverhead Books. [A personal account of
depression and, perhaps, also a personality disorder.]
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