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From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you're capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you're capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to as a "rest cure" at an inpatient facility. Before that, she had several very good years: she wrote a bestselling book, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world, though these accomplishments mostly just made her feel fraudulent. One of the few things that kept her moving forward was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart-perfect crafting, either--what could be called "simple," "accessible" or, perhaps, "rustic" creations were the joy and accomplishments she found in her worst days. To craft is to set things right in the littlest of ways; no matter how disconnected you feel, you can still fold a tiny paper star, and that's not nothing. In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you're capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you're capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to as a "rest cure" at an inpatient facility. Before that, she had several very good years: she wrote a bestselling book, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world, though these accomplishments mostly just made her feel fraudulent. One of the few things that kept her moving forward was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart-perfect crafting, either--what could be called "simple," "accessible" or, perhaps, "rustic" creations were the joy and accomplishments she found in her worst days. To craft is to set things right in the littlest of ways; no matter how disconnected you feel, you can still fold a tiny paper star, and that's not nothing. In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.

32 review for Easy Crafts for the Insane: A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things

  1. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    This is an amazing journey of an author's mental breakdown and subsequent recovery. Kelly Williams Brown lays it all out in this candid memoir and while she is sometimes quite funny, it is also a serious look at how she came close to losing everything, including her life. Fans of Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things , Allie Brosch's graphic memoirs, and books by Samantha Irby will want to keep an eye out for this book. This is due to be published in July 2021. I'll wr This is an amazing journey of an author's mental breakdown and subsequent recovery. Kelly Williams Brown lays it all out in this candid memoir and while she is sometimes quite funny, it is also a serious look at how she came close to losing everything, including her life. Fans of Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things , Allie Brosch's graphic memoirs, and books by Samantha Irby will want to keep an eye out for this book. This is due to be published in July 2021. I'll write more thorough review closer to the publication date. Thanks to the publisher for the advance digital galley.

  2. 4 out of 5

    CJ Connor

    I remember reading Adulting when I was an 18-year-old in the hopes of becoming a responsible adult right before my mental health took a turn for the worse (thanks, OCD) so this was an especially enjoyable read. Would absolutely recommend for fans of Hyperbole and a Half and those interested in an authentic and often funny mental health memoir.

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