Monday, July 24, 2017

LIGHTS ON, RATS OUT (2017)

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A Memoir
by Cree LaFavour

“Lights On, Rats Out is unlike anything I’ve ever read―a powerfully, staggeringly honest book that is excruciating in places, and also completely haunting. LeFavour’s intimate account of her relationship with her psychiatrist is intensely compelling, forthright, and brave. Did he overstep? Was he somehow pulled in by her beyond what was therapeutically appropriate or helpful? This is a fascinating memoir in a category of its own.”―Dani Shapiro


See NY Times book review: An Odyssey Through Self-Harm and Out the Other Side




A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara is an important novel in the context of self-harm behavior.