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The most fun I've had in years!,
This review is from: Wreck This Journal (Paperback)
I received this book less than 24 hours ago, and so far it has been a blast! I battled cancer last year, and was given dozens (literally) of pretty blank journals. I didn't open any of them. I didn't want to write about cancer and process about cancer. I wanted to KILL CANCER and demolish any and all cancer-related merchandise. This journal is so cathartic. It doesn't take itself too seriously but allows for rage, anger, fear, despair, and all kinds of other messy emotions. Plus, I finally found a use for all the stickers I have laying around in drawers and cabinets.
It is sad that we live in a society in which some of us need "permission" to cut, tear, mutilate, and destroy things in an effort to purge nastiness from our heads. But -- since we do, I'm glad this book is out there.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2007 12:05:19 PM PST
Keri Smith says:
this is one of the best reviews I have ever received! thank you so much sarah. it's so great to see when someone really "gets it". this book was/is part of a personal journey for me, and represents a lot more than just what you see on the surface.
hell yes. as a culture we are so afraid of the idea of destruction (or messiness). i like to question why that is. a few times people have mentioned that the term "destroy" is negative. but i don't see it that way at all. because out of this process of destruction comes something new and potentially beautiful. I am so drawn to what others consider mess or garbage, spills or stains, detritus, debris. and the act of ripping and tearing or dragging, scraping feels so good. little kids know this. have we forgotten?
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I'm suffering from depression and a lot of other mental illnesses and disorders - was just diagnosed - and I know cancer isn't the same thing, but I'm so sick of everything having to revolve around my depression and/or what's expected of me.
"It is sad that we live in a society in which some of us need "permission" to cut, tear, mutilate, and destroy things in an effort to purge nastiness from our heads. But -- since we do, I'm glad this book is out there."
EXACTLY. Maybe this book will help me. My psychiatrist suggested it a few months back, and recently my friend finished hers and said it changed her life.
I bought it 8 minutes shy of an hour ago. :D
I'm sure I'll have some difficulties in doing many of the prompts, but thank you. Your review was very helpful.
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