Lipstick and Thongs in the Loony BinSubmitted by courtneyawalsh on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 10:30am
About four years ago I tried to meet the Grim Reaper. His dance card was full that day...In the aftermath of my suicide attempt, I was looking for stories of hope, healing and humor...not clinical, depressing stories---there were plenty of those about.
Couldn't find any---got irritated...wrote one.
Here's a little shameless plugging for my memoir self-plagiarized (oxymoron?) from my website www.lipstickandthongbook.com:
Bridget Jones Meets Girl Interrupted...
Beginning with a botched suicide attempt in her parents' garage, Lipstick and Thongs in the Loony Bin takes the reader on a journey that’s at once inspiring, haunting, heartfelt, and hilarious. From life at a mental hospital and the colorful cast of fellow ‘bin-mates’ to the horrors of insomniac night terrors and modern day electroshock therapy, Lipstick and Thongs uses dark humor and Walsh’s unstoppable personality to explore the absurdities of the mental illness realm, the universe and the magical healing powers of lipstick.
Now the goal is to bring this message as far and wide as possible...so spread the lipstick, spread the love, spread the word.