Memoir

A Peripatetic Life – Reminiscences on an Eclectic Lifetime by Raymond Walley (Book Review #159)

  This review was written for Online Book Club “I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.” This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.” A Peripatetic Life is a memoir written by Raymond Walley. On Friday, May 8th, 2015 Raymond gets notified that he has an advanced, inoperable and aggressive form of prostate cancer. Upon learning this he decides to publish a book about his life and hopes that his experiences can be viewed in two different ways. A []

Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness by Sharon DeVinney (Book Review #157)

This review was kindly requested by Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D Despair to Deliverance is a memoir written about Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. and her patient, Robin. Sharon is Robin’s psychotherapist and she has been working with Robin since 1993. Robin suffers from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The story is written in a way to demonstrate in detail how patients suffer and what they exactly go through when they are fighting with mental illness. Robin also has suicidal thoughts, which she initially []

“The Thoughts You Feed” by Irene Weinberg

The thoughts you feed are the ones that grow. What this brings to my mind is the time my husband died next to me in a horrific car accident. We were driving on the NY State Thruway when our car suddenly went into a huge swerve. “Saul!” I called out to my sleeping husband, waking him up. He saw what was happening and tried to pull the car out of the swerve, but instead, we started to flip the first of four []