5 Authors Who Lived With Mental Illness

5 Authors Who Lived With Mental Illness

Author's Corner Book Culture

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 …

Five Fabulous Great Gatsby Memes

Five Fabulous Great Gatsby Memes

Book Culture

Time to confess – I never had to read The Great Gatsby for school. I don’t know how I missed it! But I went back recently and caught up, and I was… surprised. It’s not that I think it’s under hyped, exactly, but it is under sold. We have infidelity! We have false identities! We have MANSLAUGHTER! I mean, things get wild. Especially for a book set on Long Island.     Gretchen! Image via Pinterest   I was not prepared for this. I know there are about a hundred thousand old sport jokes, but I was not ready for …