Being Icarus



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By Maureen Oliver

ISBN: 978-1-84747-391-2
Published: 2008
Pages: 100
Key Themes: schizo-affective disorder, depression, activism, spirituality, humour


Prolific artist and author Maureen Oliver brings us her autobiography. This is the story of Maureens activism, her fight against mental illness, the travels, the traumas and the ups and downs of this extraordinary life. Maureen writes with honesty and imagination and in a manner that is refreshingly matter of fact. Here is a brave and fascinating woman writing about her brave and fascinating life and for that reason alone this book is worth a read.

About the Author

Maureen Oliver is a lesbian artist and poet, a mother and grandmother, and a psychiatric survivor with a current diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder.

1 review for Being Icarus

  1. susan makevit (verified owner)

    “from her metaphorical flights as Icarus to her plunge into darkest depths, Maureen’s story is one that Icould not leave until I finished reading in the early hours;this is certainly an unmissable rollercoaster ride with a remarkable woman!”

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