Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See, by Juliann Garey
Reviewer: Meena Sajwani; age 30; married; New York City.
Meena's assessment: This gripping tale of a man’s unraveling centers on Greyson Todd, a 1970s film-industry hotshot who is plagued by bipolar disorder and who leaves his family to travel the world. I have suffered from mental illness myself and can attest to the authenticity of Garey’s depiction. Greyson’s constant negative thoughts, sleepless nights, and attempts to numb himself remind me of my own hidden past. In life, we break sometimes. This book brilliantly reminds us not to judge people in these moments but rather to have compassion.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.