Swing Low: A Life

Toews, Miriam.  2005. Swing Low:  A Life.  Toronto:  Random House.  ISBN 0-676-97718-9.  228 pgs.  Adult Memoir.swing low by Miriam Toews

Toews writes a loving and respectful memoir of her father’s life.  Mel Toews, who suffered from what we now know as bipolar disorder, managed, with his wife, to raise two intelligent and happy children.  He also excelled as a teacher and was highly respected by his students.  Written in his voice, this story illuminates for the reader, the non-public face of bipolar disorder.  It is a must read for anyone who has any type of mental illness in their family and for anyone contemplating the study of psychology.

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