Sugar and Salt
Author: Jane Thompson
Keywords: Personal memoir, bipolar disorder
This is a historical life journey of one woman’s experience with lifelong mental illness. It addresses some of the biases and stigma associated with mental illness. There are only brief anecdotes of symptoms during childhood and adolescence. This book would not likely appeal to an adolescent struggling with evolving mental illness or a parent with questions about their child or adolescent. It would most likely appeal to an older adult with a history of bipolar disorder or a family member of an older adult with bipolar disorder or a historian.
Audience: Adult, Older adolescent
Warnings: The book comprises a different historical era from 1950’s to 1980’s. Strong Catholic influence.