Product Type – Audio Book/Book
By – Kiera Van Gelder (Author)
Price at Time of Review – £10.99
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Description: The Buddha and the Borderline is a cross between Girl, Interrupted and Bridget Jones’s Diary.While reading it, I found myself admiring Kiera’s talent for vividly describing borderline hopelessness and pain while keeping me laughing with her tales of life as a ‘lonely and increasingly horny receptionist.’ While this book has something for everyone, Kiera’s detailed account of how she recovered from this deadly disorder will be enormously inspiring to people with borderline personality disorder and their family members. — Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells
Review: ‘The Buddha and the Borderline’ is a powerfully written memoir of the author’s battles with BPD. While it is triggering AF, it is also a book full of understanding and soft words of both encouragement and understanding. After reading this book I didn’t feel so alone, I not only sympathize with the author, but I also found I was being more relaxed at my own past mistakes and battles with BPD. The audio version reading by Carla Mercer-Meyer was soft and gentle, with a clear confidant voice that I found easy to listen to. In fact, I listened to the whole book in a single day and I never do that. Sure, its words can be harsh at times, but the level of sympathy and understanding of others pain the author shows makes this book worth the small amount of triggering it causes.
Overall Rating: 5/5 – A powerful book that is triggering, but full of loving words of sympathy and understanding.