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This is a good little "slice of life" memoir. I read it because it deals with mental illness, as well as physical illness, and the writing did not disappoint. Though I couldn't relate to the level of involvement the main character had with her husband, I still loved the nuanced story of the relationship. And that's really the message here - it's not about someone dying from cancer, it's more about how this couple lived, and connected with each other. I think the book could have easily been twice as long, with more detail from the "I" voice. I know Jamison has written a book "The Unquiet Mind" but IMO it's too short to waste a credit.
This narrator's voice is rather shrill, however, and the reading suffers, especially when she portrays crying. Ugh! I think the really good narrators stay away from trying to portray realistic whimpers and sobs and there is a good reason why.
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The author' clear-eyed reflections on the differences between grief and depression, spoken from her heart and informed by her personal experience, is both moving and profound.