My Story Isn't Over

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 08/31/2019
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Author Biography

Natasha Simon is the author of “My Story Isn’t Over” and co-author of “The Bi-Polar Express” and “Panic Stations along The Bi-Polar Express”.

She is also an artist; painting semicolons on canvas and selling or donating the paintings and miniatures around the Blue Mountains and Sydney to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health.

Natasha is a qualified counsellor who runs mental health support groups; including a BiPolar support group.

She lives and works in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

In Natasha Simon’s autobiography, we look through the author's eyes and the everyday struggle it is living with bipolar disorder. In the beginning, she explains the reason for the title of her book, My Story Isn’t Over. It comes from the 'semicolon project' in which the semicolon means that 'my story isn’t over.' It’s a suicide and mental health movement that grows every day. Simon covers various ups and downs that she has experienced living with this mental illness. From stories of depression to stories of extreme mania and the many, many partners that she fell for who ended up breaking her in the end, we also read about the good moments and the achievements the author accomplished despite it all.

I really enjoyed My Story Isn’t Over. The writing is witty and flows easily, which catches readers' attention and keeps them motivated. It also gives us both good and bad moments in her life which are very relatable, especially to a person who suffers from bipolar themselves. I find it a great read for someone who has a loved one or knows someone that suffers from mental illness and Natasha Simon literally walks you through her struggle as if you are in her shoes. Most books on mental illness are facts and what you find in the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders. It’s hard to understand and get how a bipolar person truly feels through medical texts and books of the sort. My Story Isn’t Over goes above and beyond and really gives you a first-hand account of living with the illness.