Our selection for May is The Dark Side of Innocence by Terri Cheney, her memoir about her bipolar disorder that began very early in her life. She is praised for her ability to "put herself back in the mind of a child" and "an informative first-person account" of childhood bipolar disorder.
Those familiar with the controversies surrounding the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children will be informed by her now adult insider's views on the topic.
As usual, our meeting will be on the second Sunday in the month, May 12th, when we gather at 3PM for a half hour of meet and greet, then an hour of discussion of our selection. While we are not a therapy group or support group the participant should find a friendly atmosphere for sharing our thoughts about this remarkable genre of psychological memoir or first person accounts of mental illness and troubled families.
Club selections are available through the store at a discount and although there is no membership fee, we do ask those who attend to make a book purchase or a $5 contribution to the financial health of the bookstore.