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Kirkus: Haldol and Hyacinths Review

A bold, courageous book by a woman who transforms mental illness into an occasion for activism. (Click to continue.)

Publishers Weekly: Haldol and Hyacinths Review

[Moezzi's] vivid descriptions of being pulled against her will in a swirl of impulsivity, hallucinations, and paranoia are riveting. (Click to continue.)

The Sisterhood of Generation I (Adult Children of Immigrants)

I’ve never met Raquel Cepeda in person, but we come from the same family. That is, the family of adult children of immigrants with our feet in two or more lands, inextricably torn between the lands of our ancestors and those of our descendents. Cepeda’s latest project, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, is a memoir that combines storytelling, science and commentary. Like Cepeda, the book is an unorthodox amalgam, but it works. In fact, in many respects, that’s why it works. (Click to continue.)


Why I Won't See Argo

I can't stand people who blast books or movies without actually reading or seeing them. So, to be clear, this is not a critique. For one, I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller (which is impressive, given everyone already knows the ending).


Burkas, Babies and Warplanes

By calling on parents to dress their female babies in burqas in a television interview that ran on Islamic al-Majd TV last year (but only recently began to receive international media attention), Saudi cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud has garnered disgust and disdain from the civilized world. And by “civilized” here, I am referring to all sentient beings whose mental function exceeds that of sea anemone.


I Am Not Adam Lanza

I'm not the mother of a mentally ill child. I'm not the child of a mentally ill parent. I'm not the wife of a mentally ill husband. I am, however, mentally ill. I have a story too. And it's nothing like Adam Lanza's. (Click to continue.)

The 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference

I'll be joining Dorothy Allison, Stacey Lynn Brown, Marshall Chapman, Melissa Delbridge, Barbara Hamby, Josephine Humphreys, Kathryn McKee, Hermine Pinson, Melanie Sumner, Priscilla Wilson, and Isabel Wilkerson at the 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference at Berry College in Mount Berry, GA, from September 20-23. Join us!


Register Now: July 10 Webinar on Succeeding in School & Work with Mental Illness

Join Flipswitch host Jessica Lynn Gimeno and I for a NAMI panel about mental illness and the workplace. Register here for July 10th, 1pm EST webinar.