Ready, set, start reading and sharing
The book group has completed its study of Bible and Sword, and is now reading An Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison. The author, a highly respected professor of psychology and psychiatry (tenured first at UCLA and later Johns Hopkins), describes her experiences coming to grips with her own bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder), which had plagued her since early adulthood. This is a striking and highly readable work, by someone uniquely qualified to discuss mental illness as it really happens from both the clinical and the personal point of view. One focus of our discussion will be how such a disorder complicates the concept of “what kind of person” someone really is.
The group will meet at St. Nicholas this Friday, September 27th at 6:30pm in Holy Innocents Hall. All are welcome. Please contact me for more information.