Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide
This is the sort of book you instantly relate to: the story of a young woman growing up and trying her best to get by, financially and emotionally. This young woman happens to be a lesbian and a manic depressive, and it portrays both worlds perfectly for those who haven't experienced them (she also has Tourettes, but this plays a less important role). More than that, though, it's a very helpful tale, and I would recommend it to anyone struggling with mental illness.
The book follows Stephanie fro...more
I have a crisis, scheme, idea or depression.. subway riders viewing my grotesque facial grimaces + head twisting staring me in the face in my 37th year. I prefer death, nothing less than the face of hate, the fate of hate, the stench of death. Live = Death
Life = Death
Death = Freedom
The first few pages of Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide set the tone for the memoir’s raw, real look at the struggles Stephanie Schroeder, a self-defined “queer feminist dyke writer, mental health advocate, ...more
Fortunately, Stephanie Schroeder does know that she's unique, and can tell an interesting story. Those ...more
Her work has been anthologized in the queer classic anthology, "That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation", as well as in "Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage", and "Easy to Love, But Hard to Live With: Real People, Invisible Disabilities, True Stories".
Schroeder has written for The Gua ...more