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Not for the faint of heart.Who am I to review this book It was her life, it was what it was I m glad the author has come to some sort of terms with her childhood, but reading it has caused me real distress It s depressing Amazing outcome, disturbing because its based on someone s real life. Surprising, heartbreaking, clever and unexpected I really enjoyed the way Annita teased the story of her life out with the narrative structure and reading about her struggling to cope with her own mental health even as she counselled others on their mental health problems It was heartbreaking to read about all that happened to her, frustrating to experience the assumptions put on her by others, and horrifying to uncover the truth with her But ultimately this is a story of hope, even in the fa Surprising, heartbreaking, clever and unexpected I really enjoyed the way Annita teased the story of her life out with the narrative structure and reading about her struggling to cope with her own mental health even as she counselled others on their mental health problems It was heartbreaking to read about all that happened to her, frustrating to experience the assumptions put on her by others, and horrifying to uncover the truth with her But ultimately this is a story of hope, even in the face of life long trauma Annita Perez Sawyer is an incredible woman who I admire greatly for her accomplishments and her persistence EerieThis book really reached me 1 by the generation was mine.2 I and my sister s have struggled with issues from our past All of us dealing differently At 58, I m beginning to put pieces together for myself This book made me realize and enforce my belief, that you can get past it with time.little at a time Thank you. Gave me insightInsight into symptoms a child and a teenager in my life exhibited and how much meaning those symptoms might have The book made me feelempathetic toward behavior of others that I haven t understood Reading about the actual experience of the author was much better than reading about theory. Very good novel about mental illness. I had trouble putting it downI choose this title, in all honesty, because i had a friend in high school who used to eat glass and cut herself she also smoked, but who didn t I became very invested in this woman and her misdiagnosis, and wondered about my own Beautiful and heartfelt, needlessly wordy at times, but such is the nature of the beast. Well written account.Well written, in depth, and interesting I enjoyed seeing Anita grow and overcome her early misdiagnosis Her insight into the mind of someone who is suffering with mental health issues is great. This is a stark and sometimes upsetting story of the author s psychotic break in high school, and how she was misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic in the early 1960s and giventhan 80 treatments of electro convulsive therapy to ameliorate her supposed condition As you read the book, you discover that what she really had to overcome is post traumatic stress disorder She s an excellent writer and describes her hallucinations and terror very effectively.The only part I wish she had brought out mo This is a stark and sometimes upsetting story of the author s psychotic break in high school, and how she was misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic in the early 1960s and giventhan 80 treatments of electro convulsive therapy to ameliorate her supposed condition As you read the book, you discover that what she really had to overcome is post traumatic stress disorder She s an excellent writer and describes her hallucinations and terror very effectively.The only part I wish she had brought outis the sex abuse that brought about her PTSD in the first place She only makes three or four allusions to it and never specifically cites instances in which the abuse happened Evidently it was her father how long and how many episodes she suffered is left untold.Her description of being cold wrapped and then given ECT is reminiscent of Joanne Greenberg s I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Her descriptions of being in the back wards of mental hospitals also shares a little with Frances Farmer s Will There Really Be a Morning `Free ⇪ Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir (SFWP Literary Awards) ↠ Annita Sawyer s memoir is a harrowing, heroic, and redeeming story of her battle with mental illness, and her triumph in overcoming it In , as a suicidal teenager, Sawyer was institutionalized, misdiagnosed, and suffered throughelectroshock treatments before being transfered, labeled as unimproved The damage done has haunted her life Discharged in , after