Book Review: Don’t You Fall Now by Claudia Love Mair

Don’t You Fall Now is a memoir about a mother with bipolar disorder whose son Kamau develops psychosis and falls off a parking structure. It is a book filled with love. I carried the book around town in my bag as I read it and at times, it felt like I was carrying Mair’s beating heart. …

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain by Dyane Harwood

Birth of a New Brain is a memoir about being a mother and wife with postpartum bipolar disorder. It chronicles the development of her bipolar disorder, as well as the narrator “stumbling through [her] new reality of chronic mental illness.” She takes us through her childhood growing up with a father who had bipolar disorder …