I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Mind Without a Home is a book that hooked me just from the title. I am very interested in books about psychology, and this one is no different.
Kristina tells her own story of alcohol addiction and schizophrenia living/diagnosis. It’s disjointed in parts, but it’s supposed to be an echo of how Kristina’s life feels as someone who has schizophrenia.
I could not put this book down. For the first 3/4 of the memoir, I was so hooked. Kristina gives insight into her disorder in a way that I haven’t seen before and she’s very honest. She also describes her family life, her battles with alcohol, and her many visits to mental institutions.
When I reached the 3/4 mark of the book, though, my interest lagged a little. I’m not exactly sure why, but I do have some ideas. Maybe Kristina’s story became more disjointed and harder to keep up with. Maybe I was “over” the way the story was written by that point. I’m not exactly sure.
No matter the reason of why I thought the book lagged at the end, it’s still one I would recommend.
Kristina gives readers an inside look into her life with schizophrenia, in a way that reminds you that individuals with mental illness are human and struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy. It’s hard not to be touched by this book.
Are you a fan of books on psychological issues?
Interested in getting your own copy? Check out the publisher’s website: Hazelden.
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