New year, new book giveaway
Memoir by Sarah Fawn Montgomery from 2018
Happy 2022!?! I hope everyone is hanging in there are finding pockets of joy and peace. While most of my giveaways are from disabled writers with new books, there are many works from the last few years that deserve attention too. Thanks to The Ohio University State Press, I am pleased to offer 5 copies of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir by Sarah Fawn Montgomery.
From the publisher
Blending memoir with literary journalism, Montgomery’s Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir examines America’s history of mental illness treatment—lobotomies to sterilization, the Rest Cure to Prozac—to challenge contemporary narratives about mental health. Questioning what it means to be a woman with highly stigmatized conditions, Montgomery also asks why mental illness continues to escalate in the United States despite so many “cures.” Investigating the construction of mental illness as a “female” malady, Montgomery exposes the ways current attitudes towards women and their bodies influence madness, as well as the ways madness has transformed to a chronic condition in our cultural imagination. Montgomery’s Quite Mad is one woman’s story, but it offers a beacon of hope and truth for the millions of individuals living with mental illness, and issues a warning about the danger of diagnosis and the complex definition of sanity.
About the author
Sarah Fawn Montgomery is the author of Regenerate: Poems of a Mad Woman, Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide, and The Astronaut Checks His Watch. She works as Prairie Schooner’s Assistant Editor and is an Assistant Professor at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
1) Any disabled person in the US is eligible for this giveaway. You do not need to disclose any details about your disability.
If you already received a book from one of my previous giveaways, please consider letting other people have a chance.
2) The first 5 people will receive a paperback or e-book. If you do not receive a reply that means the books have been claimed or you did not include all the required information.
3) Send an email to DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com with ‘Book Giveaway’ in the title of the message. Do not reply to this post!!
4) Include the following information in your message:
First and last name
Preferred format (one only): paperback or e-book
Please note: I will send this information along with your email address to the publisher. They are responsible for confirming your details and sending you the book.