Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

by Linda Gray Sexton
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Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CSheward More than 1 year ago
Linda Gray Sexton's struggle with her family legacy of depression and suicide has been no walk in the park. The daughter of poet Anne Sexton, Linda approaches this subject with bravery and grace. In her earlier memoir, "Searching for Mercy Street", she wrote of her relationship with her mother, whose successful suicide she hoped never to emulate. "Half in Love" traces her subsequent journey including several unsuccessful suicide attempts and the work it took to for her to return from these episodes and reconnect with her world and family. The author risks taking us deep into her thinking as a person wrestling with being bi-polar. She portrays suicide's seductive nature. She explains cutting in a way that makes a certain sense. Her subtle depiction of learning to feel is equally profound as her health improves. Half in Love is a brave, difficult book by a terrific writer. By honestly confronting her illness and the family members who have been hurt by it, Linda Gray Sexton saves her life. By sharing her experience, she offers readers the same opportunity.
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