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The Resource A fish growing lungs : essays, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

A fish growing lungs : essays, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

Label
A fish growing lungs : essays
Title
A fish growing lungs
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At age 18 Alysia Sawchyn was diagnosed with bipolar I. Seven years later she learned she had been misdiagnosed. A Fish Growing Lungs takes the form of linked essays that reflect on Sawchyn's diagnosis and its unraveling, the process of withdrawal and recovery, and the search for identity as she emerges from a difficult past into a cautiously hopeful present. Sawchyn captures the precariousness of life under the watchful eye of doctors, friends, and family, in which saying or doing the wrong thing could lead to involuntary confinement. This scrutiny is compounded by the stigmas of mental illness and the societal expectations placed on the bodies of women and women of color. And yet, amid juggling medications, doubting her diagnosis, and struggling with addiction and cutting, there is also joy, friendship, love, and Slayer concerts. Funny, intelligent, and unflinchingly honest, Sawchyn explores how we can come to know ourselves when our bodies betray us. Drawing from life experience, literature, music, medical journals, films, and recovery communities, each essay illuminates the richness of self-knowledge that comes from the act of writing itself." -- cover
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10896653
Cataloging source
YDX
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Sawchyn, Alysia Li Ying
Dewey number
814.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sawchyn, Alysia Li Ying.‡xMental health
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Psychiatric errors
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essays
Label
A fish growing lungs : essays, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An apology -- Wellness index -- Gutted -- Notes from the Cliff Face -- Inheritance -- Deep-sea creatures -- Three men -- Withdrawal -- Go ask Alice -- Unsent -- Indie night at the Goth Club -- Flight
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781941681664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117634426
  • 3343256
  • 21134235
Label
A fish growing lungs : essays, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An apology -- Wellness index -- Gutted -- Notes from the Cliff Face -- Inheritance -- Deep-sea creatures -- Three men -- Withdrawal -- Go ask Alice -- Unsent -- Indie night at the Goth Club -- Flight
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781941681664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117634426
  • 3343256
  • 21134235

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