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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2007, 06:21:44 PM »

that sounds great feebee!  littlehug1

Incase it hasnt already been mentioned, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is such a classic.
Also, if you like poetry check out, her collection called Ariel. Also, anne sexton's 'all my pretty ones' is brilliant
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2007, 08:15:29 PM »

Incase it hasnt already been mentioned, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is such a classic.

i am in love with this book.
i read it all the time. My copy is falling apart.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2007, 04:19:07 PM »

Ive just finished reading 'get me out of here' rachel reiland, following a reccomendation on here, and i really enjoyed it. definately reccomend it for any other BPD sufferers out there
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2007, 11:01:27 PM »

I haven't read that many books on this that haven't been condescending or simplistic, but A Bright Red Scream is good. Also +lots for The Bell Jar. Everyone in the whole world should read that book, whether they know about depression or not.

I hated Prozac Nation. I've never read a book where the main character/voice is so annoyingly self-obsessed in a very 'woe is me' tone. Terrible book.
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2007, 01:54:07 AM »

personally I prefer Prozac Nation to the Bell Jar. Somehow the Bell Jar just doesn't get the overwhelming-ness of depression....however I do think Wurtzel is a likely candidate for a BPD label. The sequal to Prozac Nation (More, Now, Again) is also fab
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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2007, 06:38:07 PM »

i can see why people hate Wurtzel, she can be so annoying self obsessed, but i also kind of love the way she portrays things, she does get across the overwhelming nature of depression, and also obviously, how selfish it can sometimes make you
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2007, 04:20:58 AM »

I've just finished reading Wurtzels 2 books. I thought they were fantastic. I found it very real. I agree RG, how it makes you very aware of your own selfishness, which i myself didn't realise I was until I took a step back.

I also loved "An uncommon dialogue" by Deborah ....? Just about this womens journey through therapy. Was brilliant. I gave it to my therapist to read. When i was reading it, it was like hearing my own therapist talking to me cos she used to say a lot of the same things to me. Great book.
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2008, 01:35:20 PM »

currently looking at which of these my county has in libraries xxx
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2008, 03:40:15 AM »

I agree Torey Hayden's books are brilliant. While I've never gone through the traumas her children have there are elements in all her books which could have been me. I was a teacher myself until 3-4 years agao but I can honestly say I was never as sensitive as she is.
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2008, 03:43:49 AM »

P.S. I want to read A Bright Red Scream. I'm going to get it from Amazon tomorrow.
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