Becky who has suffered with depression simply and eloquently explains, in diary form, her every day struggles and fears with the disease. For someone living through depression you will be able to empathise and recognise her emotions and trauma experienced. Having a friend in Becky helping you cope through your darkest weakest moments will provide great comfort when seemingly there is no light at the end of the tunnel. – Amazon Review
Even in the darkest moments, life can still be beautiful…
Describing herself “as just your average Jo Bloggs” this is Becky Powell’s true story of one of the most challenging times in her life.
Diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression and struggling to leave the house, she begins writing a journal…
“ I can’t recall the exact moment that the darkness caught up with me and my thought patterns started to shift dramatically. At first it was a niggle, like a tiny crack in a vase that you don’t notice as long as you don’t focus on it for too long. But as the days passed, I started to notice it more. Then one day the tiny crack shattered the vase into a million pieces. My brain experienced a severe chemical imbalance … and my whole world tipped on its side.”
Written with both humour and candour The Crazy Bookworm is part memoir and part self help guide. Whether you are a fellow sufferer or supporting someone with mental health issues this book will offer hope, understanding and comfort.
“I wanted people to know they are not alone, and it’s ok to be open and honest about mental health. I think it is still thought of in quite a negative light and definitely not talked about enough. I’m hoping my book will change some of those thoughts.”
It is time to read the book that everyone is talking about.
About the Author
Becky Powell is an English Author and nurse. She was born in 1971 and grew up in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. When she was 19, she left home and moved to Warwick where she qualified as a nurse in 1993. She gained a degree in English Literature from the University of Worcester in 2002. She resides in Worcestershire with her son and three cats.
She has written stories ever since she was little and is an avid reader. She is inspired by the work of Maya Angelou and Matt Haig, and enjoys reading anything about the Tudors. Her other favourite authors include Jane Austen, the Bronte’s, and Truman Capote.
Her work has been featured in both magazines and newspapers. The Crazy Bookworm: Books, Mental Health and Me is her first published book.