Genre: Psychology

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Posted August 2, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I’ve been meaning to re-read this book for an age, so thank you to the Reading Rush for getting me kickstarted on that. I particularly appreciate Girl, Interrupted because it’s a book that speaks to me.  I remember reading it years ago and my initial impressions were 1.) this is nothing like the movie; and 2.) it was one of the first books I’d ever read where I felt like the author heard my experience.  And honestly, that’s a bit snobbish because I haven’t gone through anything like Susanna Kaysen went through.  I was definitely never institutionalized.  But I discovered Girl, Interrupted […]

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty

Posted September 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I really want to call bullshit on this book. Okay, okay, don’t get me wrong.  His discussion about of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization are all important things.  The psychological aspects are interesting, and I agree with that part of it.  It’s the memoir-aspects that I’m not buying. James R. Doty, apparently, got everything he wanted through luck, obstinance, and visualization.  Take his college experience – he didn’t even know how to GET into college, then by complete coincidence a girl hands him an application.  He fills it out and sends it without an application fee.  He gets accepted.  He goes […]