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That's Mental


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Amanda Rosenberg is a British comedy writer whose work has been featured in McSweeney's, Vox, Anxy Magazine, The Establishment, Funny Or Die, The Hairpin, The Lily, GOOD, and The Mighty. Rosenberg is also a screenwriter and no, nothing you may have seen. When she's not writing she can be found indoors watching tv and movies while scrolling through her phone.


"That's Mental is a darkly funny, highly intimate book that feels at home alongside titles like Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy or Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. Which is to say, it's extremely essential reading." - PureWow "That's Mental, gathers the dusty doom and darkest gloom of mental disorders she knows firsthand and blows them into the land of chuckles. Along the way, Rosenberg breaks down mental health myths and misconceptions with blistering honesty and brilliant empathy" - The East Bay Monthly "Offering an insight into the everyday realities of living with bipolar - finding a therapist, dealing with insensitive friends - Rosenberg obliterates stigma and offers realistic, actionable advice." - Dazed

"Rosenberg is doing something extremely important: disrupting the stigma that keeps so many people silent about their pain." - Bitch Media

Told with both humor and vulnerability- Parade Magazine

"Told with both humor and vulnerability" - Parade Magazine
"For those of us with a diagnosis or two we'd rather not have, That's Mental is like a hug from a friend you were too shy to confide in, but understands anyway. Also that friend is funnier than you." -Maggie Tokuda-Hall, bestselling children's author

"Amanda Rosenberg writes in a very funny, wonderfully accessible way about her experience with bipolar II. She uses her experience as a jumping off point for advice that feels like it comes from a candid friend. Then, just when she's got you comfortable, she punches you in the gut with a small snapshot of agonizing grief or a particularly evocative, elegant turn of phrase. Truly, this is my absolute favorite way for a writer to approach a tough subject, and she does it gloriously. May this book serve to make you laugh and to increase your compassion for all who live with mental illness. Perhaps you'll even be kinder to yourself."-Sara Benincasa, author of Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom and Real Artists Have Day Jobs

"Brutally honest and hilarious, That's Mental is an informative read that will have you both laughing and crying."

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