I’ve just finished reading ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness. Memoirs are not my usual type of book, but I couldn’t put this one down. With the recent media~focused hype on mental health and having discovered that so many of my dear friends suffer, in one form of another, with depression, I was compelled to read about Karen’s journey. And what a journey it was! I discovered that Karen is not only an amazingly nice person, but a teacher, healer and impressive writer. I’m looking forward to reading more of Karen’s work!
In this memoir, Karen Tyrrell, a dedicated Australian teacher, is repeatedly bullied by the parents of one of her students. The constant harassment causes Karen into a crippling state of fear and desperation, resulting in her running away. When she is finally found, and forced into the frightening world of our psychiatric health system, she discovers the truth about the “ME and HER” living inside herself. She’s plunged into manic dreams, psychic awareness and disturbing insanity.
To read about Karen’s journey through a dismal situation was shocking and impressive, and I think it will be one book I keep close by.
Here’s the link for a kindle version
And if you’d like a signed copy (as I have), visit Karen’s Facebook page