“I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying”- a review(sort of).

Expected release date: August 20th 2019, Find Bassey here

   I wouldn’t call this a review, I’m not sure what to call this. I wrote this down in the nearest notebook while being flooded with emotion over the essay “It Has A Name”, sobbing over how much I relate to Bassey, and how important a story like hers is. A friend of mine recently said (oddly, about 2 hours after I wrote this “review” down), “Being this fucked up makes us special as fuck. We have abilities and wisdom and can help other people in ways that no one else can…Flaunt your damage, bitch. Love it. Be proud of who you are and where you come from…Let them see it. There are so many people who NEED to see it”. My friend is absolutely correct (thank you, Stace). There are so many people who need to know that someone has felt the same way they do. Bassey opened herself up and poured her experiences into this book. She helped me. I have the same disorder as Bassey, Bipolar Type 2 mixed. This means that I experience hypomania which is different from mania (typically experienced by those who have Bipolar Type 1). “Mixed” refers to the fact that at times, most times, while experiencing hypomania I am still experiencing depression and vice versa. I will be recommending this book to everyone. Here, this is the “review”… which, if i’m being honest with myself and the person reading this right now, is just my raw emotional reaction to Bassey’s story:

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