WHILE YOU WERE OUT: AN INTIMATE FAMILY PORTRAIT OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN AN ERA OF SILENCE written and read by Meg Kissinger
Meg Kissinger authored and reads her memoir WHILE YOU WERE OUT: AN INTIMATE FAMILY PORTRAIT OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN AN ERA OF SILENCE and both her written and verbal narration make this one of the best memoirs I’ve experienced this year. And experience it one does for Kissinger takes you deep into the intimacy of untold family secrets in 1960’s Chicago where undiscussed use of alcohol, anxiety and depression lead to two of her siblings’ suicide. Kissinger is a trusted narrator who leads you capably out of this hell describing her emergence into a career of journalism and decades of dedication to exposing the horrors of our country’s mental health system. Link to audio or book purchase below.