BOOK: Girl In Need Of A Tourniquet
AUTHOR: Merri Lisa Johnson
Johnson's memoir of her life with Borderline Personality Disorder is a stream of consciousness account of the interior of her mental condition. It's designed to be a glimpse into her psyche in the hopes of educating others of the mental illness she suffers from. Interspersed into her ramblings are passages from several psychiatric texts and experts; but that can't save Girl In Need of a Tourniquet from its' rambling nature. The style is hard to read and difficult to follow. It improves as the book goes on, but still reads as the perseverations of an unmedicated psychiatrically ill woman. Interesting at times and mildly informative at others; Girl In Need of a Tourniquet is still not something I would recommend.