I would add the following: Marie Cardinal, The Words to Say It and Michael Greenberg, Hurry Down Sunshine.  Also, I want to mention my own memoir Crying at the Movies, which deals with depression/deferred mourning for the sudden death of my father when I was a child.   Madelon

Julie Kostrey wrote:
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Recent posts re: Southern writers/addiction made me think of eccentric Carson McCullers who suffered from a neurological disorder, emotional problems, and alcoholism.  She has an unfinished autobiography.  http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/15/books/in-unfinished-memoirs-carson-mccullers-recalls-a-struggle-to-write.html?pagewanted=all

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Sent: Mon, June 21, 2010 6:19:13 AM
Subject: Re: Memoir request

Will be very interested in reading what you write as a result.

As a woman born and reared in the American South, I have very often
observed that a mental-illness diagnosis has traditionally been, and
in some parts of this region remains, still, how families "identify"
unmarried (especially about-to-be-divorced, adult, female members of
the family.)



On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Kerri Linden <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all-
> I'm looking currently for suggestions on memoirs written by women that
> include psychological disorder for some research I'm doing. It doesn't
> necessarily have to be contemporary, though it would be preferred (20th
> cent). I've already looked at Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, which
> is one useful one, but looking possibly for someone more in the literary
> field who wrote a memoir. Plath's journals have been published, though
> they're not what could be called a memoir.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks very much in advance.
> -Kerri Linden


Madelon Sprengnether
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Department of English
University of Minnesota
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Minneapolis MN 55455
Tel:. 612-625-8314
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