Some pop culture recommendations as these days I do little else and have woken up dry heaving!
I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
This book really was incredible at dealing with mental illness and the dynamics of relationships. Dominick Birdsey's twin brother Thomas has a severe case of Schizophrenia, and this book follows the ups and downs of a man trying to care for his brother through difficult times, completely forgetting to live life for himself.
"I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I've figured out. I know this much is true."
— Wally Lamb
I had heard good things, but I had no idea it would be THIS touching. Prior to viewing the film I had not known much about John Keats, in terms of his history or his poetry. After viewing this moving love affair, I must say I am very intrigued.
A link to his Ode on Melancholy
A quirky and fun May-December romance based on Steve Martin's novella. I was surprised I hadn't seen this sooner, and must say, will probably re-watch when having a crummy day!