What are people saying about All in The Asylum: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Self- Preservation?
“I received your book in the mail on Thursday and read it cover-to-cover on Friday! Your family story is remarkable and I applaud you for sharing it.” Kristin Dykstra Thompson, Development and Communications Coordinator, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley
“Hi, June — thank you for all the work it took to bring this book into being! Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. The authenticity, courage, perseverance, and love that pull you through the darkness are vivid and inspiring. You have done a great service for people who live with mental illness and deeply dysfunctional families by organizing and describing the persistent sorrow and chaos of your birth family. You have shown that we can find meaning and recover a sense of worth and purpose, even though our efforts may not be quickly and directly appreciated or rewarded. I will read the book again in a few weeks — I’m sure there’s much more for me to grasp. I hope the book is noticed by a larger publisher who can market it widely. Meanwhile, thanks again for your work and your courage. With love and appreciation,“ Jo Devlin, editor, Origins