“There are sensors in my hands and cameras in my walls. I’m sure of it.” But when Milly Thiringer mentioned this to her friends, the only thing they were sure of was that she needed to see a doctor.
Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age nineteen, Milly spent years running circles through the revolving door of the public mental healthcare
system, being told to focus on symptom management and coping strategies as no significant improvement in her prognosis could be expected.
She almost gave up. Almost. Along the way Milly’s learned to be her own advocate while fighting through and redefining “recovery.
Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing
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I generally try to stay away from Nonfiction books. I tend to get bored to tears attempting to read them, and then can’t even remember what I just read. However, when I saw that this book was about Ukraine, I decided to take the chance. My husband’s mother was adopted from Ukraine, so I wanted to know a little more about it.
The story has a lot of focus from individuals and their experiences with Ukraine which drew me into the book. There are some real pictures in the book that had me connecting more with the book.
I am not going to lie here, a lot of this stuff did go over my head while reading this, but I was able to get a better understanding on Ukraine and what is going on over there.
The book had a lot of very grim things, and you almost forget for a moment that this is real life. Some of the things were haunting, and I really felt for this country. For anyone that is a Nonfiction person, I would recommend picking this book up.
Tim Judah is a reporter for The Economist. A graduate of the London School of Economics and of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Judah worked for the BBC before covering the Balkan wars for The Times and other publications. He covered the war in Ukraine for The New York Review of Books. He lives in London with his wife and five children.
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