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After compiling several books of essays featuring other people's voices (I Like Being Catholic), popular Beliefnet.com blogger Borchard lifts her own voice to tell her story. She's a mental health train wreck—recovering alcoholic, bipolar, a touch of obsessive-compulsive, highly sensitive and therefore easily overstimulated in places like Toys R Us, where mothers of young children are sentenced to go. Fortunately for Borchard's family and herself, too, this is a funny book that she lived to write, after six psychiatrists, 23 medication combinations and hospitalization. Borchard's gift and distinction is her humor, the golden rope out of the pit of despair and a tool for transforming hysteria into hysterical laughter. She does a good job of countering the you-are-what-you-think crowd who blame the mentally ill for their own illness. Some readers might find there's TMI (too much information), but the author's desire to be helpful is boundless. This self-help memoir offers hope, particularly for those with intractable depression. Even better, it offers levity. (Jan. 6)
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Therese Borchard is the author of hit daily blog "Beyond Blue" on Beliefnet.com, one of the most popular columns on the site. Her blog appears weekly on The Huffington Post, and she is becoming a top go-to expert in pop psychology. Her work has recently been cited in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Her work has been featured in salon.com, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Redbook, Parenting, More and Ladies Home Journal.
Borchard writes a syndicated column for the Catholic News Service and is a regular guest on Sirius Satellite Radio.
She is the author of I Love Being a Mom (a Target selection) and co-author of I Like Being Catholic.
She resides in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two young children.
Many of us have suffered from depression in some form or at some level. The author has suffered through a great many encounters with depression and still managed to write a book... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MPFried
one of smartest,most empathetic women i know on this subject . she is the best in my opinion. truly knows what she is talking aboutPublished 3 months ago by Grumpy1
I so appreciate Therese sharing the depths of her despair so rawly & the joy of finding a winding path toward healing with both reality, humor & hopefulness. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A Colorado bookworm
This book spoke loudly,truthfully,honestly and with guts. All people need to read this to hopefully
begin to understand the nature of anxiety and depression . Read more
Many people just love to watch wrecks...witness the crowds at the NASCAR races who feel deprived if there are no crashes... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lewis Tagliaferre