“I could take you away,” my mother said the first time I tried to run away. “Take you to the airport and fly you anywhere I want to; somewhere no one will ever find you. And I am your mother and there is nothing that anyone could do to stop me.” She smiled, humming cheerfully under her breath. Pleased with her cleverness, the infallibility of her plan, her power...I was si“I could take you away,” my mother said the first time I tried to run away. “Take you to the airport and fly you anywhere I want to; somewhere no one will ever find you. And I am your mother and there is nothing that anyone could do to stop me.” She smiled, humming cheerfully under her breath. Pleased with her cleverness, the infallibility of her plan, her power...I was sixteen when my mother became mentally ill. I experienced first-hand the terror of watching someone I loved transform into a monster, the terror of discovering that I was to be her primary victim. For years I’ve lived with the sadness of knowing that she, too, was a helpless victim – a victim of a terrible disease that consumed and destroyed the woman I had called Mom.She died in 2007. No one will ever know her side of the story now. But perhaps, at last, it’s time for me to tell mine.PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE EXCERPT from my memoir On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened. It is NOT the full book....
|Title||:||Detention: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||10 Pages|
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Detention: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness Reviews
This is a sample from the author's memoir about living with a mother suffering from mental illness. The excerpt alone is gripping and you feel for the author with what she's going through. I can't wait to read the entire book, based on the sample it's going to be an emotional story.
A mother's love for here daughter to help her through her mental illness, very moving.
I downloaded this single chapter sample and am very intrigued to read the full book. The sample gives a glimpse into the life of a teenage girl who's mother is suffering from paranoid delusions and the ways that it affects both of their lives. We see that the mother is so distrustful of the world around her that despite having locked all the doors and windows to her home before she prepares food, she frequently suspects that someone has poisoned it when her back was turned and so the food is thrown out. Her paranoia extends well beyond her home and causes her to be over-protective of her daughter to the point where she stays at school with her all day long. The school counselors and principal don't know how to deal with this, so they make a compromise where she is assigned a chair in the hallway outside of every classroom door. The impact to this young girl's life is hard to imagine. I really look forward to the full book.
Awesome StoryI can understand where the auth of the story. I have been through it with a paranoid schizophrenic and watching guards slowly stop working and his demons return. Great Book.
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AmazingThis book is about a girl who has mental illness and the teacher gives her detention about every day! SPOILER ALERT!: She does die in 2007.
Disappointed that this book was only a preview - first few chapters.
Good readExtremely interesting. A good look into the lives of people who also suffer while being a part of a life with mental illness.