by velocibadgergirl

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

I received Hurry Down Sunshine through the Early Reviewers program. The book is a memoir recording the psychotic break suffered by Greenberg's daughter Sally, who is hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The book easily conveys the shock and worry that Greenberg and his wife experience through the summer of Sally's break and treatment, and is sympathetic but honest about Sally's condition. To me, the most heartbreaking part was Sally, only 15 years old at the onset of her illness, realizing she was going to have to try to find her way back to herself, even though she'd not really discovered who she was yet. By turns sad and hopeful, and often reading a lot like a blog, the book was an easy read about a difficult subject.

I'm going to give away my copy of Hurry Down Sunshine, so if you're interested, leave a comment below and tell me ( 1 ) your email address and ( 2 ) your favorite nonfiction book. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and will end at midnight on September 21.

Congrats to Yan L, and thanks to everyone who commented :D

Here are some other cool book giveaways floating around the internet:

On My Bookshelf is giving away a copy of Anatomy of a Boyfriend.

Reading and Ruminations is giving away three Barnes & Noble giftcards.

Bookroom Reviews is giving away a copy of Mia King's Sweet Life and a basket of chocolates.

Fashionista Piranha is hosting a Neil Gaiman giveaway that I desperately, desperately want to win:  an ARC copy of The Graveyard Book, a copy of Coraline, a Lush bath bomb and bubble bath, AND $25 to a charity of the winner's choice. And she's adding new prizes for every 50 entries, solidifying both her status as most kickass giveaway host AND the fact that I'll never win this one. Oh, well...I have to try!

And Random Wonder has posted a HUGE list of book giveaways from all over.

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