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Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So by Mark Vonnegut
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Sep 30, 2011

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Read in September, 2011 — I own a copy

I'm finished and I still don't know if I like this book. I loved the honesty and insightful nature of the author. At the same time, the jumpy, almost-stream-of-conscientiousness was actually tiring for me to try to follow at times. The end of the book felt more like the last chapter was missing. It just ended. In spite of this there were many chapters that were so incredibly well written i could not have put the book down if I wanted to!

I suppose my final judgement is this:
(1) Mark Vonnegut is an excellent, intelligent, and insightful writer.
(2) I would have found this book more enjoyable if his editor would have reigned him a little bit more. While the style of the book does provide a perspective of what it is like inside a manic or tangential thinking mind, the book may have been better if this were toned down a little more is some parts. It would have also helped display a contrast between the two(?) mental states (speeds?) that the author experienced during his life.
(3) I would recommend this book, but with cautions.
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