An autobiographical novel, Life Chooses Us depicts the relentless assault of treatment resistant depression, a dark and arduous mental illness that affects 4.5 million sufferers in America today.
Intense and deeply emotional, it's a journey of unconditional love, discovery, compassion,
and commitment as two characters relate their experiences in alternating chapters.
We learn about Morgan's personal values and his perception of life and society, while Michael talks about the relationship he shared with Sandy,
a woman he cherished for thirty years. As Sandy struggled with depression, she underwent every possible combination of drugs, mind-diminishing electroshock therapy, and treatment possible, not only for herself, but also for Michael, until she fi nally makes a life altering choice.
Gregory Mills observes that through the course of our time, we each do our best in imagining and crafting the life we hope for, but also believes that our lives evolve and we are ultimately the sum of our experiences. In many unexpected and imperceptible and inexplicable ways, life itself chooses the path we take in the end.
Many readers will identify with, and relate to the ordeal involved when faced with treatmentresistant depression. However, although based on a sad theme, this dramatic tale has moments of wicked humor, and the devotion that exists between Michael and Sandy is truly inspiring.
Written with extraordinary depth, this tour de force is based on a true story, and will prove to be very difficult to put down.