Nothing Was the Same - Kay Redfield Jamison

Kay Redfield Jamison offers readers a marvelous evocation of love and death in Nothing Was The Same (Knopf, $25). The book is “about love and what love had brought, about death and what death had taken.” Kay’s husband Richard was her colleague and friend as well as her spouse. It was Richard who helped Kay manage her manic-depressive illness and encouraged her to write about it. He died of a complication from the Hodgkin’s disease he had had many years before. Jamison describes the happiness of their twenty years together, his death, and then her mourning. In one of the most interesting sections she analyzes the difference between grief and depression as only she can.

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ISBN: 9780307277893
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Vintage - January 11th, 2011