5 Authors Who Lived With Mental Illness

5 Authors Who Lived With Mental Illness

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Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in may since 1949. This month is meant to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience. For that reason, in this article we’re talking about 5 famous authors who lived with mental illness, and how that affected their work. [Trigger warning for depression, and suicide.] 1. Silvia Plath Silvia Plath is perhaps one of the most famous examples of an author with mental illness. Her life and work were greatly affected by her illness; there is even something called the …

Happy Birthday Leo Tolstoy, Author of ‘War And Peace’!

Happy Birthday Leo Tolstoy, Author of ‘War And Peace’!

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Happy birthday to one of the most acclaimed classic writers of the world: Leo Tolstoy. The Russian writer wrote numerous novels that have become literary mainstays, such as Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and War And Peace. Surely you’ve heard of at least one of them, although you may not have actually read them.     Tolstoy was born in Tula Province, Russia in 1828. In the 1860s, he wrote his most famous novel, which we’ve already mentioned: War And Peace. Initially published serially, later collected into a single volume, spanning the period of 1805 to 1820. Since its publication, it has been regarded …

Booze & Books(tr): 7 Delicious Book & Beer Pairings

Booze & Books(tr): 7 Delicious Book & Beer Pairings

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It’s Thirsty Thursday, and Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our newest weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings. This week, we’ll be changing it up with a booze-book pairing. Our recommendation? Any booze and any book. Since that’s a little too general, we’re going to be paring classic books with soon-to-be-classic beer. So, friends, read up & drink up. By the end of this list, these pages won’t be the only thing turnt. Remember: drink responsibly and read voraciously! 1. Lord of the Flies – Natty Light    Images Via AMazon & Thrillist   Lord of the Flies is …