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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book #60 - Yellow Wallpaper

Another one I missed reviewing!  At least I am catching up.  You know you are excited.

Today's book is "Yellow Wallpaper"

It was under the category: A Book Under 100 Pages

This book was written by a woman who was depressed and sent to the country to rest.  The woman wants to be a writer, but her husband and doctor feel that she just needs to rest and relax so that she can get back home to her children.  But instead of resting, she is confined to a room in a house with "hideous" yellow wallpaper where she descends into madness.

This is a very short book that was originally written in 1892.  It captivates a "rest cure" that doctors used to prescribed to women who seemed to be depressed after childbirth.  This woman sinks to insanity and blames most of it one the yellow wallpaper in her room.  She starts to hallucinate that there are people in the wallpaper that are trying to get her.

This book is a good depiction of depression and how it can be misdiagnosed and mismanaged.  It was a quick read, and an interesting one at that, so check it out.

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