The Scar

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 28 Feb 2019

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I was on the fence between three and four stars with this one because the digressions into the history of psychiatry/mental health care/etc. that cropped up would take me out of the memoir. Then I realized how many quotes I highlighted that spoke to me and my experience with depression, and any book that is able to connect with me that deeply deserves that extra star. I'm not sure how helpful this book would be to someone who's dealing with someone with depression, but as a fellow sufferer it was therapeutic to have it reinforced that I'm not alone in this. Recommended.

I received a digital ARC from the publisher via Netgalley and Edelweiss+.
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Serious, insightful and scholarly -- as well as being very easy to read. The Scar is one of the best things I’ve read on the experience of clinical depression and the treatment of mental illness.
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