Product Review – Why I Triple Text by Alexis Sands

Product Review – Why I Triple Text by Alexis Sands

Product Type – Book
By – Alexis Sands (Author)
Price at Time of Review – £5.75 (paperback)
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Description: Why I Triple Text is a comprehensive guide to help people with BPD better understand their complex diagnosis. From a first-hand perspective, learn about treatment options, coping strategies, and communication skills to improve interpersonal relationships. Written by an author with BPD, this book is borderline-centric, defying the stereotypes as well as embracing the creative sides of the disorder.

Drawing from her personal experiences and background in psychology, Sands breaks down Criteria A from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) into easy-to-digest segments. Why I Triple Text explains research-based approaches to treatment, describes a variety of real-life coping strategies and includes practical workbook pages to strengthen and enhance interpersonal relationships.

Review: From the moment you start reading this book you soon realise that this is more a collection of the author’s ramblings than anything else. The problem with this book is that it doesn’t achieve anything it wants to. It wants to be a BPD life storybook, but doesn’t go into depth, it wants to be a quick guide to BPD, but doesn’t really explain anything and it wants to be a self-help/self-journey book but doesn’t have enough help or advice within its pages. I just wish it had stuck to the author’s life story a bit more instead of trying to be all things to all people.

Having said that, if you are new to your own BPD diagnosis you might find the story and help in this book both relevant and helpful, but anyone looking for either of those things in-depth should look elsewhere. The book was clearly written by a new, up and coming author and I wish them all the best. Just remember that as with any review this is just my (Jenny) own personal opinion.

Overall Rating: 2/5 – A compact book that tries to bring too much to the reader and fails to achieve any of it.

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