Generally I read and feature authors who produce works of fiction. However, I do find many topics of non-fiction interesting and enlightening. Recently I read It’s Not Your Journey by Rebecca Lombardo. I believe that her story can help people who suffer from a depressive disorder could benefit and certainly family and friends of those who do will benefit from the insightful look at what a person with bipolar disorder goes through. It is a hidden illness that many do not take seriously but should. Below is my review of the book.
This book chronicles the life of a woman living with bipolar disorder. Instead of learning about the disorder from a clinical perspective I was given a whole new insight on what it is like for the person who has to live it and deal with it on a day to day basis. There were passages that caused my heart to ache for her. Her story gave me a better understanding of the emotional turmoil people who live with bipolar disorder have to deal with. For anyone who lives with this disorder either personally or with a loved one this book may help to understand what bipolar disorder does to a person and give insight on how to cope. The author has a way with words that makes you feel her ups and downs, empathize with the roller coaster life she lives and cheer her on as she continues to struggle with this lifelong affliction. She leads you through the despair when she has no hope and brings you back to times when hope is what she clings to. I enjoyed reading her story. It had to take a great deal of personal strength and courage to share her life with others. Well written non-fiction and worth the read. I give this one four stars, there are times the author gets side tracked, but, that has to be the nature of her illness impacting the writing.
You can find her book on Amazon.