Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Book Review: In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide by Nancy Rappaport




In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide by Nancy Rappaport

Note: I read an advance reader copy of the book, so some material may be different in the published version

About: Child psychiatrist Rappaport uses interviews, journals, writings and her own experiences to analyze her mother's suicide.

Pros: Decent read. Encompassing analysis of her mother's suicide. A few in-text cites. Tales from her psychiatric practice are a great addition.

Cons: Somewhat understandably, all the analysis seems a bit much, but I guess she is a psychiatrist after all. Big family means who's who can can get confusing. Photos would be nice.

Grade: B

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