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Posted December 6, 2005
Tattered Tapestry I would say is a must read for those trying to understand the bi-polar disorder, depression and suicide - how it affects one personally, their family and friends. As a youth minister, often times one may think they know what is going on with a young person, but sometimes you 'don't' know what's really going on within them. With so many struggling with this disorder or other forms of depression, reading Tattered Tapestry can only better equip humankind in how we respond and how we accept what we're dealing with. The family's Tattered Tapestry story WILL move you, to the core of your being.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 19, 2005
This book would have to be of tremendous help to anyone who has a loved one struggling with mental illness. The story is terribly sad, but also insightful, hopeful and educational. The primary writer, Tom, presents the parental point of view of Karla's illness with heartbreaking clarity. The journaling of Karla's twin brother, Kevin, made me feel like I was living in those terrifying days with him, as Karla's worsening mania put family and friends on high alert. There are even sections written by Karla herself, which provide a most valuable, unique and introspective glimpse of how she coped with and perceived her bipolar illness. How incredibly valuable this extraordinary book is! I highly recommend this very unique and special memoir.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.