I've been remiss in not checking to see if new reviews arrive for my works. Just found this one for "Crazy About You." I cannot tell you how much this review meant to me and how many good wishes I send Pamela's way!
Very good and enlightening book! I have suffered from severe depression - therefore I have spent time in the mental health wing of the hospital and have also spent time at the Homewood Health Care Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (It was originally called the Homewood Asylum) Thankfully I AM doing much better now and am no longer depressed. This book caught my attention because it was about an Asylum and from my experience I know that not everyone inside is scary crazy or dangerous, and the author does a good job of explaining this as well. I was curious to see how the author would portray life inside the asylum and found it interesting. It's sad to read of abusive staff members but this book does take place in the 50's and I'm happy to say that I didn't see any sign of that in any of my experiences. The story is a good one and the main character Brad is someone the reader can root for (although he is way too focused on sex! But maybe all guys are like that at that age - what do I know - I'm not a guy). There is a lot going on in this story and I don't want to spoil it for you. I recommend you get this book and read it for yourself.
Please know that I donate $1 of each sale to my local folks who work the suicide hotline for the area in Kansas City.