14 December 2008 ~ 6 Comments

(Book Giveaway) Mommy I’m Still in Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder by Kate McLaughlin

I reviewed this book earlier HERE.

Want this book? I’m giving it away by random drawing:

1. Entries are taken until 11:59pm (Central), Wednesday, December 31, 2008
2. To enter, just give me a comment on this post and include your email address (spell it out if you want) or give me some other way to get in touch with you.
3. I’ll randomly draw someone’s name and contact them and mail the book right out to them.
4. Sorry, US addresses only.


Young Susanna doesn’t know anything other than the family environment that has been created for her – a system without regard for society or man’s laws. Raised in a sequestered home in a busy city neighborhood, everything beyond the front gate is off-limits.

The isolation proves to be a breeding ground for abuse, and Susanna struggles to reconcile her desire to escape and her need to belong. The book recounts six critical years in Susanna’s life as she comes to terms with her conditions.

This coming-of-age story is as much a testament to survival as it is to surrender. Pushed to the limits of her coping abilities, Susanna tries anything she can to bring about the peace that seems always out of reach.

In an impulsive moment and an act of daring she contacts a newspaper journalist and finds herself in a predicament she never before considered. That decision becomes the impetus that propels her finally to where she wants to be and to find what was always there.

In this honest memoir, the author conveys the deep struggles she must face to navigate her unusual childhood and to overcome obstacles of abuse as well as the isolation that polygamy requires. It is a journey that challenges the strength of hope and proves that the smallest acts can wield the mightiest power.

6 Responses to “(Book Giveaway) Mommy I’m Still in Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder by Kate McLaughlin”

  1. Kimberley 14 December 2008 at 9:07 pm Permalink

    Candy, I would be interested in this as I have family members who suffer from bi polar disorder and it would be educational. i have read quite a few books about bipolar disorder. One that was well written- His bright light by Danielle Steele and also another that comes to mind is An Unquiet Mind- Kay Redfield Jamison

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried 15 December 2008 at 1:46 am Permalink

    Hey, babe. No need to enter me. I’m just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail; I’ve got this posted over at Win a Book for you.

  3. Lalaland 15 December 2008 at 4:35 am Permalink

    I’ve never read of a book about bipolar disorder. This would be interesting to read.

  4. Morbid Romantic 15 December 2008 at 6:21 am Permalink

    I would love a chance to win. <3


  5. Margay 15 December 2008 at 11:22 am Permalink

    I would be very interested in this book, as well. Not only do I have a sister with bipolar disorder (who has four children), but I am raising a daughter with it, so I can kind of see it from both sides (the adult and the child).Unfortunately, bipolar disorder runs rampant in my family, so I am always trying to learn more about it so I can help them.

    Margay1122 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Candie 25 December 2008 at 3:44 am Permalink

    I used to work with children who had emotional problems and it was heartbreaking to see the family struggle until the doctors could find help. After 6 years I left that career. This would still be an interesting book to read.


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