Life Inside My Mind

Life Inside My Mind

by Francesca Lia BlockJennifer L. Armentrout Tom Pollock and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 10/04/2018

  $9.99

“Who better to raise teens’ awareness of mental illness and health than the YA authors they admire?” —Booklist (starred review)


“[A] much-needed, enlightening book.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental health in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD.


Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good looking enough,” “not thin enough,” or “not smart enough”? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day?


You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It’s easier to have a broken bone—something tangible that can be “fixed”—than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health.


Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.

ISBN:
9781481494663
9781481494663
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
10-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentout is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, iBooks, and international bestselling author of the Lux series and other books for teens and adults.

She is a #1 bestseller in Germany and Italy, and a top seller in markets around the world. Her young adult novels have sold over a million copies since 2011 in the US alone, and have been finalists for the Goodreads Choice Awards and many others.

Tom Pollock

Tom Pollock is the author of urban fantasy trilogy The Skyscraper Throne and an ambassador for Talklife, the peer support network for youth mental heath.

White Rabbit, Red Wolf is his first book for teenagers. Tom lives and works in London.

Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike is the critically acclaimed, internationally and #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Wings series.

She has been spinning stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

She lives in Arizona with her family.

Hannah Moskowitz

Hannah Moskowitz wrote her first story, about a kitten named Lilly on the run from cat hunters, for a contest when she was seven years old. It was disqualified for violence. Her first book, Break, was on the ALA's 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, and in 2013, Gone, Gone, Gone received a Stonewall Honor. 2015's Not Otherwise Specified was named the YA Bisexual Book of the Year. She lives in Maryland with several cats, none of whom are violent.

Francisco X. Stork

Francisco X. Stork is the author of Marcelo in the Real World, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for Teens and the Once Upon a World Award; The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, which was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Teens list and won the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award; Irises; and The Memory of Light, which received four starred reviews. He lives near Boston with his wife.

Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex awards; and the USA Today bestseller Where They Found Her.

She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, Before I Fall.

She followed that up with her bestselling young adult Delirium Trilogy and three adult novels.

Her newest book, Replica, is out in late 2016. She is also the author of three novels for young readers, including the Curiosity House series.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is an acclaimed YA author based in the USA. Her debut, Story of a Girl, was nominated for the National Book Award and featured on the ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Sara lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband.

Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, but soon ran off to New York City to study writing and drama at Columbia University.

Along the way, she served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, worked in a bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside five tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical.

She is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird and The Bermudez Triangle.

Jessica Burkhart

Jessica Burkhart (a.k.a. Jessica Ashley) is the author of the Unicorn Magic and Canterwood Crest series, which you can learn more about at CanterwoodCrest.com.

She is a former equestrian who writes from her apartment in Tennessee. (It’s not the size of Crystal Castle, but Jess tries to decorate like a princess!) Jess’s aura would be hot pink and she loves glittery things. If she had a unicorn, it would be named Sparkle.

Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine is the author of Of Metal and Wishes, Of Dreams and Rust, The Impostor Queen, The Cursed Queen, The True Queen, and The Guards of the Shadowlands series.

She was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast. When she’s not writing, she’s working as a child psychologist.

Candace Ganger

Candace Ganger is a contributing writer for HelloGiggles and obsessive marathoner.

Aside from having past lives as a singer, nanotechnology website editor, and world's worst vacuum sales rep, she's also ghostwritten hundreds of projects for companies, best-selling fiction and award-winning nonfiction authors alike. She lives in Ohio with her family.

Amy Reed

Amy Reed is the author of the contemporary young adult novels Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, Over You, Damaged, Invincible, Unforgivable, and The Nowhere Girls.

She is also the editor of Our Stories, Our Voices. She is a feminist, mother, and quadruple Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives.

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath.

She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative.

Cynthia Hand

Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the Unearthly trilogy, the contemporary novel The Last Time We Say Goodbye, and the historical comedy My Lady Jane.

Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction, and earned both an MFA and a PhD in fiction writing. Cynthia currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with two kids, two cats, and a mountain of books.

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