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Self-Help
Author: Linda Gray Sexton
ISBN: 1582437181
Subcategory: Death & Grief
Pages 336 pages
Publisher Counterpoint; First Edition edition (January 1, 2011)
Language English
Category: Self-Help
Rating: 4.6
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by Linda Gray Sexton


Half in Love: Surviving . .has been added to your Cart. Half In Love" is the conclusion of a trilogy of works about the Sexton Family.

Half in Love: Surviving .

Despite experiencing the agony of witnessing her mother’s multiple suicide attempts, the last of which was successful, Linda Gray Sexton found herself gripped by the same strong tentacles of mental anguish.

For other people named Linda Gray, see Linda Gray (disambiguation). Linda Gray Sexton (born July 21, 1953) is an American writer. She wrote another memoir, titled Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide, published in January 2011, and Erica Jong has written "Linda Sexton’s beautiful book is a cry for health and sanity. It will bring hope and understanding because it explains the way suicide blights families from generation to generation.

Now Linda Sexton is the one shuffled in and out of hospitals. By Linda Gray Sexton. 320 pp. Counterpoint. Her husband, worn down by years of managing her illness, asks for a divorce. A novel she is submitting to publishers, her fifth, is rejected. Continue reading the main story.

Linda Gray Sexton tries multiple times to kill herself-even . Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World "Linda Gray Sexton's exploration is so smart, so well-written, moving, and generous that i.

Linda Gray Sexton tries multiple times to kill herself-even though as a daughter, sister, wife, and most importantly, a mother, she knows the pain her act would cause. But unlike her mother's story, Linda's is ultimately one of triumph. Praise for Half in Love "A clear and in-depth portrait of what it is like to attempt to take one's own life and the ghastly legacy such an action leaves the bereaved family. Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World "Linda Gray Sexton's exploration is so smart, so well-written, moving, and generous that it transcends the typecasting that could easily have become a trap. Written with grace, precision and, most important, love.

After the agony of witnessing her mother's multiple-and ultimately successful-suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression. Here, with powerful, unsparing prose, Sexton conveys her urgent need to escape the legacy of suicide that consumed her family-a topic rarely explored, even today, in such poignant depth.

Linda Sexton’s beautiful book is a cry for health and sanity. It explains the way suicide blights families from generation to generation. Erica Jong After the agony of witnessing her mothers multiple-and ultimately successful-suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression.

Автор: Sexton Linda Gray Название: Half in Love . This book looks at the rise of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking in Britain between the wars.

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A terrible act - Voices - My mother's legacies - Up and down - Free fall - Stories about the nut house - Marriage and motherhood - California - In the lunatic factory - The door - Never be a suicide - A cool distance - Pretty red st.

A terrible act - Voices - My mother's legacies - Up and down - Free fall - Stories about the nut house - Marriage and motherhood - California - In the lunatic factory - The door - Never be a suicide - A cool distance - Pretty red stripes -. - Round two - The door, part 2 - In the land of the bed - Contours and excavations - A new voice - Gifts of love - Sailing free - The women of my life - Lucky loves - Hope.

After the agony of witnessing her mother’s multiple—and ultimately successful—suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression. Here, with powerful, unsparing prose, Sexton conveys her urgent need to escape the legacy of suicide that consumed her family—a topic rarely explored, even today, in such poignant depth.Linda Gray Sexton tries multiple times to kill herself—even though as a daughter, sister, wife, and most importantly, a mother, she knows the pain her act would cause. But unlike her mother’s story, Linda’s is ultimately one of triumph. Through the help of family, therapy, and medicine, she confronts deep-seated issues and curbs the haunting cycle of suicide she once seemed destined to inherit.
Vishura
I read this as part of a course on the intergenerational transmission of trauma. It was very good; I thought the author's linkage of her own experiences to those of her mother, and her consistent attention to the legacy she inherited, was really beautifully executed and moving. At times, I admit to becoming a little frustrated with her as I read, because I identified with others in the book, too--with her ex-husband and children, especially--and did not always feel that their perspectives were fully considered. At the same time, what she lived through and experienced was traumatic, and I admire that she allowed herself to show many vulnerable parts of herself and painful experiences in this memoir. It was well-written and easy to read, though be aware there are a few passages at the beginning that may be difficult to read as they are somewhat graphic. Very, very good book.
Dalallador
Linda Sexton's memoir of mental illness and suicide attempts will clearly not be everyone's cup of tea. However, that does not mean it is not an important and compellingly told story. Linda bravely does not flinch from telling readers about every feeling and action even though it sometimes makes her an unsympathetic figure. She's not perfect, just a human being with an extremely difficult childhood and a clearly hereditary bipolar tendency. Reading this book will let readers know what mental illness is like warts and all. It is entirely impossible to really "get" mental illness from the outside in. This book does a stunning job of sharing what living through mental illness is like from the inside out. I would reccomend it to anyone who is involved with a loved one going through these issues and/or professionals who work with patients with mental illness. I can think of no more powerful way of understanding what living with mental illness is like.

Linda is a great writer and a gutsy lady.
Kulalbine
Having a poet-genius for a parent would be difficult for many children. Having an abusive, self-centered parent would be destructive for most children. Having Anne Sexton as your mother would be the worst of both worlds for Linda Gray Sexton.

"Half In Love" is the conclusion of a trilogy of works about the Sexton Family. Starting with Diana Middlebrook's biography of Anne Sexton in 1991, Linda Gray Sexton attempted to understand herself by cooperating with the writer of her mother's life. Then she published her own memoir of life with her alcoholic and mentally-ill mother in 1994 ("Searching For Mercy Street"), twenty years after her mother's suicide. Now, in 2010, she has written a second memoir, "Half In Love," about the culminative effects upon her adult life from her twenty-one years with Ann Sexton as her mother.

Linda Gray Sexton writes of her own life-and-death struggles with suicidal depression, of the loss of family and friends who were exhausted dealing with her pain and of her own survival in the end. The writing is compelling but the story is very intense. It is eerie to read of her drive to be a writer (like her mother), to cycle through therapy and medications (like her mother), and to attempt suicide (like her mother). Unlike her mother, she has lived longer than her. Survival can be its own victory.
Frostdefender
This book is a must-read for anyone whose life has been touched by severe depression, whether their own or someone else's. Sexton unsparingly enlightens the reader of her family legacy of suicide, sharing both her lowest lows and her credible recovery, which offers so much hope. Suicide is a leading cause of death, and as a society we must stop being afraid to discuss it. Sexton courageously and skillfully opens the door to greater understanding.
Haralem
A beautifully written and brutally honest account of the author's mental instabilities and family history that led her to attempt to take her own life. Fortunately she was unsuccessful in those attempts and is able to courageously share the story of overcoming the legacy of suicide in this absolutely gripping and heartfelt book. Highly recommend - I didn't want to put it down.
Dogrel
The author shares honestly and bravely the long term effects of growing up with her mother's mental health struggles and ultimate suicide. The limitations of the mental health treatment system are documented. It is a sad but triumphant memoir, which is well written.
The Sinners from Mitar
Another book that just brought our lives closer together. The understanding that there is yet another person that has felt the pain you have felt in your life is calming and brings us closer together. It is a wonderful book for those that have battled mental illness and were able to overcome the pain it brings to us.
Yes, a good book. anyone who has experienced suicide as part of family history should read this... Suicide is a act that affects every family member in different ways. This author does a great job of discussing all aspects of the ultimate personal solution to depression, and what a difficult road it is to maneuver to live a "normal" life.