*This book was sent to me through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review*
Title: It's all absolutely fine: Life is complicated so I've drawn it instead
Author: Ruby Elliot
Release Date: November 17th 2016
My ThoughtsThis book changed me. It really did. I have never read a book that reflects so much of myself and my struggles as this book as. It seemed like I wroted it (if I knew how to write and draw of course).
Ruby covers it all: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Sabotage, Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Low Self-Esteem, Procrastination and Socializing.
And let me tell you, I have struggled with all these and am still dealing with some of them. I admire Ruby so much, mostly because these are not easy topics to talk about and honestly sharing this much about your life when most people still don't view mental illnesses as a real issue is almost heroic.
I cried and I laughed, I saw Ruby and I saw myself in these drawings. I appreciate so much that Ruby actually wrote little essays about each topic because sometimes a drawing can't tell everything, but the art was also good. It was simplistic as you can see by the cover but in conjuction with the essays they made the perfect tool to get her point across.
A perfect and simplistic way to experience what it is like to deal with mental illnesses.
P.S.: You should also keep in my mind that each case is a case and we all struggle in our own ways, so if this doesn't reflect your experience with mental illness don't worry, we are all different.