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Book Discussion Questions
Why did you choose this book?
What knowledge did you have of psychosis and/or
bipolar disorder before reading the memoir? Discuss examples of other books and movies about mental illness and how this book compares and contrasts.
How does the author create herself as a
character? Describe her personality traits, motivations, flaws. Is the character a likeable person, someone you rooted for?
Describe the other people in the book. What value
do they add to the narrative? Were they likable, supportive? Who, if anyone, was portrayed as an adversary?
How does the author change after
Why might the author have chosen to tell the
story in past tense? Did choosing this tense work to give perspective to the experience of psychosis?
What theme comes across in the memoir? Does
the title help offer a clue to the theme? Does the author use symbolism?
The main character struggles with understanding
and accepting reality. How do your own biases and experiences influence how you interpret the world? Does her confusion make her an unreliable narrator or do you understand this conflict as part of
Identify your favorite passages or chapters that
stayed with you?
How has this memoir changed you or broadened
your perspective and understanding of mental illness?