Sunday, September 11, 2022

A Mind Like Mine: 21 stories of mental health disorders by Rachel Davis


What a fun and unexpected surprise this was. A MIND LIKE MINE is a collection of famous neurodivergent people who have accomplished great things, ranging from past notables like Ava Lovelace and Vincent Van Gogh, to contemporaneous ones, like Serena Williams and David Chang.

As someone who lives with a mood disorder, I wish books like these had been around when I was younger. To those who are neurodivergent or living with mental health conditions, it's so inspiring to not only see people talking about their conditions like it's NBD but also being wildly successful in spite of the obstacles they face as a result of their conditions.

A MIND LIKE MINE is beautifully illustrated, and profiles on the people chosen are alternated with toolboxes on how to talk about those with diagnoses and conditions without being ablelist, and also a little bit about the disorders and treatments themselves. This is the type of book that's great for both the neurodivergent and people who want to be allies, and I really enjoyed some of the facts showcased in this book.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

4 out of 5 stars

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