The Root Is Bitter, The Root Is Sweet: In the Shadow of Madness, A Memoir
by Dolores Brandon
ISBN: 9781942431039 (soft);
Dolores Brandon’s book is a unique study in the poetry and intuitive psychological engagement of personal memoir of someone who grew up in the shadow of bipolar “madness” of her father. Brandon’s in-depth emotional capacities are highlighted in the overall process of mourning for the losses suffered by those she loves and yet yearns to separate from. The reader can follow the path of grief and rebirth along with the author and find a language to express their own individual grief and love process.