The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself

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Price
$19.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643132358

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About the Author
Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is the multimedia young adult novel Gift. Her other work includes the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls, Mother Shock, and six other books. Before becoming a writer, Andrea trained as a pianist, at the Boston Conservatory of Music and received her master's from the San Francisco Conservatory. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.
Reviews
Buchanan chronicles a year of physical and mental anguish in this disturbing memoir of an enigmatic illness. Buchanan is uncannily adept at describing pain and charting the snail's pace of recovery; a former classical pianist, she takes up playing again, her practice becoming a brain-training method. Readers will be fascinated by this introspective medical journey and heartened by the simultaneous healing of a family.
Buchanan documents the anxiety and thrill of new motherhood in a way that's as entertaining as it is brave.
Buchanan writes in a graceful, down-to-earth style.
Potently honest. Buchanan's capacity for self-reflection paves the path for all mothers to explore the complex feelings.