Blog Tour Book Review – Me & Him by Karen Tyrrell

Book Review – Me & Him-A Guide to Recovery

by Jill Smith©March2013


Author: Karen Tyrrell

Publisher: Digital Future Press

This book shares skin peeling insights into how to recover from mental illness, keeping tabs on the triggers, employing calming techniques to overcome potential regression, the daily battle to keep on track of mental well being.

Karen Tyrrell book launch.Me & HimI found many of the self help suggestions, first outlined by explaining Karen’s own journey, then bullet point summaries, closing the chapters with My message: tips, helpful for any reader willing to undertake self examination of their own thoughts.

I particularly found the revelations of Karen’s Him Steve own journey into depression and recovery enlightening. I felt that in, Me & Her A Memoir of Madness, mostly from Karen’s point of view, I found myself thinking, poor Steve, I wonder how he coped. In fact he didn’t cope all that well, he still soldiered on though, as most people do in impossible situations, because they have no option.

Karen Tyrrell book launchAgain Karen is to be congratulated on achieving so much and being able to do this with her HIM Steve at her side. Firstly getting published, as any aspiring writer is aware is a big step, pursuing her career as a workshop presenter, becoming an accredited speaker with SANE Australia, promoting mental health through social media, radio interviews and public speaking.

I admire Karen and Steve for sharing their lives with the many people who find life’s hectic pace taking a toll on their mental well being.


About jillswrites

I am a writer of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world'. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. Several of my short stories appear in a collaborative book for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales written in conjunction with my fellow members of The Ten Penners, this was a follow-up book to 'Shock, Horror, Gasp'. Fan-tas-tic-al Tales was released in 2009, now available in hard copy and on Amazon. We are currently in the completing our next adventure based anthology called 'Mystery, Mayhem & Magic' scheduled for release later in 2017. As a member of BookCoasters the Gold Coast Library blog, complementing my own blog, I enjoy blog being able to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon. I work part time and lead a busy life.
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6 Responses to Blog Tour Book Review – Me & Him by Karen Tyrrell

  1. sallyodgers says:

    Nice balanced review, Jill. I have read both books and they do combine to give a rounded picture. Omnibus edition soon? Or maybe a Me & Them with imput from others in the family/friend circle?

    • jillswrites says:

      Hi Sally,
      Yes, it would be kinda nice to hear from the kids and see how it impacted on their lives. That may hit a raw nerve though and going out like this is a pretty big deal. It really is an awakening for you average reader to see the effects of bi polar, also, scarily how close we all can get to being off kilter. I think Karen’s tips can help everyone keep in tune with their mental health, that must be the real bonus with these books.

  2. Thanks Jill for your rounded Review of ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery showing how we can all be effected by stresses and pressures in our lives. We all need a wellness plan to keep us happy and healthy when times get tough. I invite your readers to leave a comment to WIN a Free copy … Karen 🙂

  3. lauradoyle says:

    Impressive review! Looking forward to reading Steve’s side fo the story! L 🙂

    • Thanks Laura, Fabulous to see you here with your comment on Jill’s Review of ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery. There’s MORE secrets and MORE surprises in store …. wellness tips by the truckloads… Karen 🙂

  4. jillswrites says:

    Glad you liked the review, will keep you up to speed on blog comments.

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