[Book Traveling Thursdays] Mental Health Matters

Another week has gone by and it’s once again time for Book Traveling Thursday!

New to Book Traveling Thursdays? No problem! This is a meme established by Danielle of Shelfies Above Selfies & Catia of The Girl Who Read Too Much. The rules are fairly simple:

  1. Pick a book that you think fits the weekly theme.
  2. Explain why your chosen book fits the theme.
  3. Look at covers from multiple editions and multiple countries for the book you chose.
  4. Finally, include pictures of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

C’est tout!

This Week’s Theme:

Because Mental Health matters! Choose a book that deals with mental health.

My Choice:

Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechdel
When it comes to books about mental health, this was the one that immediately came to mind. In it, Bechdel processes the detached relationship she shares with her mother, as well as her own shortcomings in her personal life, all while psychoanalyzing herself along the way. I first read this book in college in my Queer Literature class, but then returned to it in the midst of my downward depressive spiral. Seeing Bechdel lay herself bare in such a way was extremely influential for me, as it eventually led to my decision to get back into seeing a therapist for my ever-mounting depression. She won a MacArthur Fellowship soon after publication, so that just speaks to her talent.

Original Cover:

11566956US Houghton-Mifflin Hardcover.

Other US Cover(s):

15814442US Mariner Books Paperback.

International Covers:

French Denoël Cover, Turkish Bilgesu Yayıncılık Cover.

My Favorite Cover:

15814442US Mariner Books Paperback.

My Least Favorite Cover:

Turkish Bilgesu Yayıncılık Cover.

 What book did you choose for this theme? What cover is your favorite? Have you ever read this one? Let’s chat in the comments below!


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