Very compelling and inspiring read, highly recommend to anyone who has or had mental health issues, absolutely remarkable true story.

Amazon Five Star Review for Grace

 

Every health professional should read this book - it is illuminating in every way. Grace's author, Marcia Lake, is so very talented and creative. She has written about her life with Schizophrenia in such a clear and concise way, there is no illusion here; her words tell the truth of what she has gone through. Yet she has emerged through the fog of mental illness to lead a healthy, happy and fully creative life. In this book she charts her fall into the abyss of illness and then her remarkable journey into full wellness.

This is a quite remarkable book and I urge medical/psychology students and health professionals to read it, so that they may learn more about the actual people they are treating and not the illness alone.

I also hope that sufferers read it too and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope. I cannot praise this book highly enough and cannot wait for its sequel.

Amazon Five Star Review for Grace

 

I just couldn't stop reading it. If you have ever encountered mental illness, there will be something here you will identify with. If you haven't, you will learn more than you would ever imagine.

Amazon Five Star Review for Grace

 

I am so pleased you have written about mental illness. I too have been through it. I used to drink heavily and severely self harm. Your book has really encouraged me, especially as you have schizophrenia. Like myself you battle each bout of your illness. Well done for persevering. I agree the stigma is still there and people like yourself need to prove we are normal human beings and can lead a very normal life!

Amazon Five Star Review for Grace

Yet another surprise from Marcia! Great imagination and unconventional reflection on life. Searching for the ultimate explanation and understanding of life, through her own experiences, dreams and never ending optimism. Marcia's sharp humour is evident throughout the book, through the sad not so happy times.

Amazon Five Star Review for Under The Ivy

A really lovely, life-affirming book from the author of Grace. I saw that Marcia was rightly featured in the Press again with this her second book and felt I should write a review as I read Under The Ivy when it was first published and thought it was a really one-of-a-kind book. I read it as a follow-on from Grace to see how Marcia progressed in her life - as some of the short stories featured in this book are auto-biographical. I was really impressed again with her creativity and how far she has come in her life. She is a real inspiration to all and I wish her huge further successes.

Amazon Five Star Review for Under The Ivy