Review: Call Me Crazy

Posted: 25/04/2015 in book reviews, books
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Call Me Crazy
Call Me Crazy by Anne Celeste Heche

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Content warnings: abuse, childhood abuse, molestation, rape, childhood sexual assault, using religion to perpetuate abuse

This book is completely NOT what I was expecting. I was initially interested and drawn into this book by the blurb on the back which is part of the book. Because it looked interesting. I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into.

Even though I was triggered by the mentions of the abuse especially in context of relationships it wasn’t bad enough that I had to stop reading it. On the contrary it drove me more into the book. It was slow reading (I mean it took me 4 hours to read 200 pages so really slow reading for me) but it was good reading.

Hard topics to read about. But presented really well. Unlike some other memoirs I’ve read it’s not preachy. Especially about the therapy. She explicitly states “this is what works/ed for me and won’t work for everyone” and I REALLY like that. Because she’s acknowledging that not all therapy is the same and will automatically work for everyone. It’s a relief to see that in a published book.

It was a good read (and a short one) and I’d recommend it to others as long as they’re in a good mental state to read it.

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