A memoir of mental illness you shouldn’t miss

One of my dearest friends has just published a memoir of mental illness and I can’t recommend it enough. Unflinchingly honest, open, and incredibly generous, “Love & Theft” bravely shares Jocelyn Patten’s decades long struggle with schizoaffective disorder (yes, it’s possible to be plagued by both bipolar illness and schizophrenia, which seems like cosmic sh*t of the highest order).

It’s painful, full of insight, and also ultimately uplifting, because Jocelyn has survived and found meaning in a life beset by truly crazy-making amounts of struggle.

Read this book, share this book – head on over to Goodreads where multiple options to purchase the book are shared, and there are some great reviews.

The book cover for Love + Theft: A Memoir of Mental Illness by Jocelyn Patten

Or just go to Jocelyn’s website.

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

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