Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Review: All in Her Head by Sunny Mera

All in Her Head
by Sunny Mera

Publisher: She Writes Press
Pages: 184
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Sunny experiences the shame and stigma of scandal when her father is banned from their church for having an affair with the pastor’s best friend’s wife. As Sunny grows older, she begins to build the life she’s always wanted: she marries, buys a house, enrolls in graduate school, and soon has a baby on the way. But when she experiences the psychological phenomena of orgasmic labor, it triggers a chain of bizarre events, and she gradually descends into a world of delusion and paranoia. As Sunny struggles to separate the real from the unreal, she relies upon friends and family to ground her in truth and love—and keep her from going over the edge into madness.

Kritters Thoughts:  Sunny had a very traumatic experience during childbirth and she feels as though it put her into a depressive state and set off her brain down a very painful path. 

It is always hard to rate and review a memoir because you know that it is all truth and that the author is telling you about a moment in their own life, so to rate and review is weird.  It makes it even weirder when you don't love the book.  

At the end of the book, she referenced Brain on Fire, which I reviewed here awhile ago and definitely enjoyed.  I wished this book had had more of the feel of that one, this one felt too stream of crazy consciousness for me where as Brain on Fire felt more methodical.  I couldn't concentrate on the flow of her writing and couldn't enjoy it.

Rating:  not such a good read

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 50 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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