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That’s Mental by Amanda Rosenberg
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That’s Mental

Painfully Funny Things That Drive Me Crazy about Being Mentally Ill

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Narrator Amanda Rosenberg
Length 5 hours 43 minutes
Language English
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That’s Mental breaks down myths and misconceptions about what it means to be a millennial with mental illness in a darkly funny, but relatable way. In her new book, Rosenberg addresses the overlooked and offbeat issues of mental illness, shedding light on topics that are off limits, uncomfortable, or just downright embarrassing. This book details every challenging and awkward stage of Amanda’s journey with mental illness and how she manages what she calls her “garden variety crazy.”

“I’m writing this book because it’s important, because people need a laugh, and because it’s the book I wish I’d read before I lost my entire mind,” explains Rosenberg. “It’s everything that drives me crazy about being crazy,” she says.

Rosenberg hopes her book stands to be a voice for millenials, a generation who, for the most part, are overworked, underpaid, and yet broadly labeled as spoiled brats. This candid and deeply revealing look into mental illness is filled with confessional essays about the inappropriate, devastating, and strangely amusing side to being mentally ill.

Amanda Rosenberg is an Asian British comedy writer based in San Francisco. She writes about mental health, pop culture, and tech. She has been published in McSweeney’s, The Hairpin, GOOD, Anxy Magazine, Quartz, Huffington Post, Mighty, PopSugar, Thought Catalog, and the Slant. She has 30,000 subscribers to her Medium blog, which has garnered over well over a million views in the last five years. She is an editor for Slackjaw, a satirical online publication with 74,000 subscribers.

Amanda Rosenberg is an Asian British comedy writer based in San Francisco. She writes about mental health, pop culture, and tech. She has been published in McSweeney’s, The Hairpin, GOOD, Anxy Magazine, Quartz, Huffington Post, Mighty, PopSugar, Thought Catalog, and the Slant. She has 30,000 subscribers to her Medium blog, which has garnered over well over a million views in the last five years. She is an editor for Slackjaw, a satirical online publication with 74,000 subscribers.

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Reviews

“Brutally honest and hilarious, That’s Mental is an informative read that will have you both laughing and crying.”

[In] That’s Mental, gathers the dusty doom and darkest gloom of mental disorders she knows firsthand and blows them into the land of chuckles. Along the way, Rosenberg breaks down mental health myths and misconceptions with blistering honesty and brilliant empathy.”

“Joking about mental illness is a tricky business, but Amanda Rosenberg manages to find humor in even the darkest of situations…That’s Mental is a timely, irreverent roller coaster of a memoir, and readers—with mental illness or without—are sure to enjoy the ride.”

“A gloriously hilarious book.”

“For those of us with a diagnosis or two we’d rather not have, That’s Mental is like a hug from a friend you were too shy to confide in but understands anyway. Also that friend is funnier than you.”

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