Victoria Costello




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Victoria Costello

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I'm a science and parenting writer with two recent books that I'm excited to share with my Goodreads friends. I tell the deeply personal story of my ten-year journey from despair to recovery and joy for myself and my two sons in my upcoming memoir, A LETHAL INHERITANCE, A MOTHER UNCOVERS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THREE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.I'm thrilled with some of my early reviews...Andrew Solomon called the book "lucid" and "invaluable." Ayelet Waldman said: "Costello elegantly weaves personal history and scientific research into a compelling and profoundly important narrative." I've also got a book out about how anyone can write their own healing life story. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WRITING A MEMOIR covers the theory and craft of ...more

Hello readers, and I especially welcome the wonderfulparent and professional mental health advocates I met last Friday at the PPAL annual meeting in Marlborogh MA — all 400+ of you! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came away very impressed with the Massachusetts Model, a work in progress you point out, for supporting families and communities with mental health disorders. As I said inmy ke...

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