Jul 05, 2020
Me and Her: a Memoir Of Madness
Posted by Karen Tyrrell

Me And Her A Memoir of Madness reveals how Karen Tyrrell, a dedicated Australian teacher is repeatedly harassed by parents at her school to breaking point and beyond In a fit of desperation, she escapes and runs Police and medical professionals discover her hiding in a lonely motel, forcing her into the frightening world of the psychiatric system The reader is taken baMe And Her A Memoir of Madness reveals how Karen Tyrrell, a dedicated Australian teacher is repeatedly harassed by parents at her school to breaking point and beyond In a fit of desperation, she escapes and runs Police and medical professionals discover her hiding in a lonely motel, forcing her into the frightening world of the psychiatric system The reader is taken back to the classroom, discovering how the harassment affected Karen as we journey through her gradual decline and disintegration leading to her incarceration Later Karen performs an experiment , purposefully stressing over a disturbed student, keeping herself awake at night all in order to kick start the creative ideas she craves Karen reveals her psychic relationship with her psychologist, her pitch black manic dreams and her two personas me wife, mother, writer and teacher, her manic, psychic, healer to the living, telepathic to the dead, and she s very psychotic Why did she become so crazy How did she claw her way back from Insanity

  • Title: Me and Her: a Memoir Of Madness
  • Author: Karen Tyrrell
  • ISBN: 9780987274007
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Me and Her a Memoir Of Madness Me And Her A Memoir of Madness reveals how Karen Tyrrell a dedicated Australian teacher is repeatedly harassed by parents at her school to breaking point and beyond In a fit of desperation she escap

    Charmaine Clancy

    A very touching memoir, this book explores the up and downs and even ups of living with and surviving a mental illness Even if you ve not been affected by someone living with this illness, you ll still be able to relate to Karen s situations and the emotional roller coaster of reactions to the harassment she endured At times you will even smile along with this real life character.


    Dimity Powell

    Non Fic memoirs are not my normal bedside reading Did I enjoy this one How do you enjoy being tugged by the toenails into Karen s tortuous decent of the emotionally confusing and calamitous world of being bipolar Only to be yanked back to normality again and again I was often left breathless, like Karen, from the rollercoaster ride of constant soaring and plunging But that s how I like my rides and reads So, yes, I enjoyed it a lot My only regret is that I was not able to make it to one of Karen [...]


    Anne

    Raw and confronting, brings Bipolar out of the darkness It was a raw and honest account of what caused the problem and how it affected every aspect of Karen s life Well written and totally engages the reader Karen s journey with Bipolar gave me an understanding of the condition and how people with it view people and situations around them I can only applaude Karen on her courage in writing such a confronting book It will be an invaluable source for anyone with friends or family with Bipolar and [...]


    Maggie

    Karen s book gives the reader an insight into the powerful hold mental illness can have on its victims Me Her tells the story through both women s eyes, and I give praise to anyone who is brave enough to tell their story in such a courageous and honest way A compelling read.


    Daniel Taylor

    This reads like a fast paced thriller as Karen Tyrell leads you through the twists and turns of her journey with bipolar disorder If you have bipolar or know someone who does, this is a must read.


    Patricia Puddle

    Once I started reading Karen Tyrrell s story I couldn t put it down What a brave woman to write a memoir of her mental illness and forced hospitalisation That takes courage From what I gather, people experiencing mania are enjoying it and don t think they need help This memoir gives an insight into the mind of the author while she s experiencing mania and how she felt about her husband s intervention Not only will this book help people with bipolar, it will also help their family, friends and co [...]


    John S

    Well written Karen Tyrell articulates what it s like to have bipolar and it s devastation on those who suffer from bipolar and on their careers and family Bipolar wrecks lives This is a first person testimony from a professional writer who has suffered and is surviving bipolar It benefits those still suffering from bipolar because it lets them know they are not alone and that there is hope.A common frustration for anyone suffering pain is the inability of others not so stricken to truly apprecia [...]


    Belladonna

    Gripping, raw, real, heartbreaking, hopefulI was moved by Karen Tyrrell s brave memoir ME HER reveals the shadowy world of mental illness, exposes the fundamental flaws in our mental health systems, and through this brave woman s journey in battling with the monster , her memoir offers hope and a light in the darkness ME HER is a MUST READ, not only for those of us who have been touched by mental illness in one form or another, but for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US, because essentially, Karen s story r [...]


    Sharon

    A very open account of one woman s struggle to understand her mental condition Her bold attitude to understanding brings you on a raw and emotional journey into Bipolar Disorder I loved the book and am glad that Karen provided this interesting and revealing story to highlight the individual and family angst associated with mental disorders Well done Karen, a fabulous read Thank you for sharing.


    Ruth Garlick

    Me Her was absolutely amazing I loved it because a it was super well written b it was intriguing and addictive c it taught me stuff about bipolar and I LOVE learning Karen Tyrrell is an extremely talented author I can t wait to read of her works She writes with a passion, which sucked me in I will treasure my copy of Me Her always


    Madonna

    From the first few lines read I was captivated, intrigued and emotional moved Me Her was like a novel I couldn t put down, I felt my heart bet hard in my chest as I read though the pages of this Ladies fight for her sanity Only it wasn t a novel, everything I read in this book actually happened.


    Juliet Sampson

    You never know where your life path will take you This is shown in Me Her The honest recount of Karen s journey captures the reader I have never read a story like this before Thank you Karen for sharing your experience.


    Jill Smith

    This book begins in a motel, with the door being knocked on by police and Karen being very confused about why they are there They are asking Samantha to come out That s not her name Even distressing, Karen is taken away and put into a psych ward What has she done to cause this She doesn t understand.The following chapters explore the process Karen goes through to find herself again To banish, the other Her , full of manic behavior which tempts her to become high on being creative At the time, s [...]


    Marj

    The Johari Window, developed in the 1950s from the work of Carl Jung, states that there are four sides or quadrants to each person From memory, the four sides to each one of us are Open What you know about yourself that is clearly visible to others Hidden What you know about yourself that others don t know Blind Spot What others know about you that you don t know Unknown motives or behaviours not known by the person or others.The journey with another person via a memoir is by its very nature a s [...]


    Jayne

    A fantastic journey, one of which I would compare to a rollercoaster ride Karen s book draws the reader into every moment, following her emotions and wild mood swings her joy, sadness and enlightenment It was a true reflection of how a caring, intelligent, dedicated person can morph into what society labels unstable and out of control Bipolar creeps up on you and one minute you are on top of the world and the next you are trying to re establish your whole life including family and work relations [...]


    Cynthia

    This book must be written by a brave and daring woman with an equally brave and indomitable family My hat is off to all of them I took the nibble bait of reading the first 20 pages and then took the plunge with my first Kindle, ibook, ebook or whatever I am glad that this book was my first Karen writes with such raw honesty and her simple direct narrative both deconstructs and reconstructs her understanding, and experience, with bipolar disorder Now I follow up that first with my first online re [...]


    Kirsty Mcdowall

    To Karen TyrrellI really enjoyed your book You should be proud of what you have achieved I am glad that you found your way back and that you continue to manage your condition while fulfilling your dreams.It was interesting how you wrote from the point of view of her and then later you made the personal realisations that gave you the broader perspective I m sure that anyone suffering Bipolar would be able to identify with your descriptions of how you saw the world and because of that know that th [...]


    Alison Stegert

    Karen Tyrrell s memoir is a must read for anyone who needs insight into the reality of mental illness She is generous to her readers, exposing her own weaknesses and sharing the painful journey to self acceptance and recovery I read almost the entire book in one session I was sucked in by her honesty and compelled to find out how she managed to find peace and regain her life I now have an even deeper compassion and appreciation for teachers and other people who work in stressful environments God [...]


    Chloe

    What an amazing insight into mental illness Hats off to this author who suffered, recognised her illness and is determined not to let it rule her life.Triggered by an extremely stressful situation, Karen spins out of control into mania and a roller coaster of forced hospitalisation and medication results We view bipolar from the suffer s point of view and we also gain insight into how it effects and devastates families and friends.It s confronting, it s raw and yet, there s hope in this memoir.


    Vacen Taylor

    An inspiring story Karen reveals her struggle with bipolar and takes us into the world of Me Her By writing this book she s opened a door for us all, helping us to understand the trials and trauma that can be associated with this devastating illness It feels like you re with her as she takes each step on her journey to recovery It s a journey filled with countless emotions, glimpses of spiritual connections, real courage, and a mindfulness for healing Me Her is an inspiring story and one that wi [...]


    Jennifer

    To be honest I don t normally read memoir s but since I ve met Karen I thought I would give it a go I ve since finished the book and must admit I enjoyed it Despite having studied psychology I did not know a great deal about what it meant to actually have a mental illness So this book really opened my eyes to what people in Karen s situation go through on a daily basis I enjoyed the book, it was a great learning experience I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get an insight into mental [...]


    Nicky Johnston

    I was so looking forward to reading the book Me and Her by Karen Tyrrell and I certainly was NOT disappointed It is a story that you simply cannot put down, I actually felt like I was on the journey with her the raw honesty and detailed emotions I consider to be extremely brave and I applaud Karen in not leaving out the hard stuff Mental health issues are very real, and experienced by so many It is very hard to explain to a person who has never been affected by mental illness this book is a grea [...]


    Robin Adolphs

    Me and Her is an open and revealing account of Karen s personal struggle and triumph over madness The powerful and shocking first scene plunges the reader straight into the author s private nightmare followed by a big dipper ride right through the book as she struggles to regain her former self Fast paced,easy to read and brutally honest, Me and Her is informative, highly readable and inspirational.


    Darlene

    Kudos, Ms Karen Tyrrell, for the courage to tell your personal story and your struggles with your bipolar demons Having second hand dealings with a mother who had undiagnosed bipolar, I was glad to see that you were able to get the help and support you needed It is a most devastating disorder illness I am glad to have read this and know of the process of diagnoses and the various coping mechanisms you learned along the way Thank you for sharing your story.


    Kerrie

    I found this book a compelling read on several levels.At times I wanted to yell No Karen, don t do it It s impossible to read this story without having protective feeling toward the heroine The fact that it is a true story makes it even amazing less


    Debbie Behan

    The title says it all and the message powerful How a caring teacher is broken down by life s cruel twists How harassment can destroy the very essence of a person and then, the struggle back from the depths of despair by courageous Me.


    Michelle

    A brave memoir that takes you inside the confused bipolar mind.


    TheCosyDragon

    This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon Please head there for in depth reviews by me.It is hard to imagine what it is like for a person with mental illness, particularly one as bad as bipolar disorder manic depression The ravings and journalling of Karen while manic provide such a valuable resource that Karen plumbs for information to write this novel It s those formed into a relatively cohesive whole that allow the reader into a manic mind.This has to be one of the fir [...]


    Heather James

    The title first caught my attention as I watched with interest how the virtual world shared and communicated the ME HER A Memoir of Madness book I had no intention of reading this book initially That was until I was prompted to read the 20 page preview of the book Well, even before the end of the preview I was ready to consume the contents of the entire book in a matter of days It had me hook, line and sinker in a positive way.I love Karen s writing style, it is detailed, descriptive, without be [...]


    Jill Smith

    This book begins in a motel, with the door being knocked on by police and Karen being very confused about why they are there They are asking Samantha to come out That s not her name Even distressing, Karen is taken away and put into a psych ward What has she done to cause this She doesn t understand.The following chapters explore the process Karen goes through to find herself again To banish, the other Her , full of manic behavior which tempts her to become high on being creative At the time, s [...]



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