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A Mind of a Broken Heart: One Family's Journey
Have you been recently diagnosed with a mental illness or do you have a loved one who has a mental illness diagnosis? This book will help you understand what mental illness looks like from the perspective of someone with a diagnosis. In this book, I share my personal experience with bipolar disorder. Never once did God leave me in my broken state; instead, He taught me how to live well in spite of my diagnosis and gave me a hope for the future. God brought me through a painful past and into a new appreciation for Him, life, love, and family. We can trade the ashes of our lives for the beauty God has waiting for us. When we surrender our own will to our Creator, we pick up His will for our lives.
Plot/Idea: 5 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 5 out of 10
Overall: 5.25 out of 10


Plot/Idea: Living with mental health issues is challenging for many, and Glamp-Siligrini reveals the gritty details of her bipolar disorder alongside the impacts it had on her family. She structures the book with chronological descriptions of her life, diving into childhood trauma in the opening pages, and threads the role her spiritual beliefs played throughout. 

Prose: Glamp-Siligrini's story spans childhood to the present, delivered in an almost diary-like way, with unstructured prose that adds to the book's informal tone. Strong emotions and vivid recollections make up for areas where the text is lacking in crispness. 

Originality: The intimacy of Glamp-Siligrini's story is distinctive, though the topic may be more standard fare. This is a story that many will find familiar, but Glamp-Siligrini fills it with heartache, hope, and resilience. 

Character/Execution:  Glamp-Siligrini has a strong voice, despite the story's somewhat vague framework, and the narrative's frenzied moments mimic the author's experiences.

Date Submitted: January 31, 2023


I loved this book..!! It really was an eye opener for me..!! If you suffer with mental illness, or know someone who does I would highly recommend this book..!!