Sarah Vaughan is Not My Mother
Reviews, interviews, author events"I was stunned when I read this book. The voice of MaryJane Thomson rings out from another galaxy where the bizarre is normal, giving insight not just into mental illness but all of the human mind. A compelling triumph, heart-wrenching and enlightening" - Alan Duff, author of Once Were Warriors
An article about MaryJane from the Dominion Post's 13 April edition can be read here.
MaryJane was interviewed by Kim Hill on Saturday 17 August, listen to it here.
Balanced with honesty are her beautifully written recounts of her experiences of psychosis.
SOPHIA GRAHAM, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
A realistic impression of the nightmare of uncertainty and tedium that people with mental illness face.
ANGELA FITCHETT, NELSON MAIL
I don't think I put it down in the few days it took me to read it...I haven't read a book like this before, but I think it is a must read for anyone who wants an insight into the mind of a Kiwi 20-something who should be enjoying life but ends up being held under the Mental Health Act at Capital & Coast psychiatric ward...Certainly the content is heavy but the book soon becomes a page turner.
LUCY RATCLIFFE, NEW ZEALAND DOCTOR
As an insight into mental illness and the state of our health and welfare systems, and as a warning to the vulnerable, it hits all the right notes. It is also a courageously honest portrayal of one woman's experience and battle...Thanks to MaryJane for this wonderful insight into her own journey to wellness and beyond.
ELISABETH MARROW, WAIRARAPA TIMES
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