Explaining Colours to a Blind Man


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By David Hooper

ISBN: 9781847477279
Published: 2008
Pages: 449
Key Themes: biography, mental illness, abuse, church convent, courage, recovery

Book Description

Susan Kennedy had a dream as a little girl. She wanted to become a teacher. Sadly, because of a combination of nurture and nature, that dream was never to be.
This heartrending and captivating story, tells of one womans struggle through life, while suffering from a debilitating mental illness.
It is a story of determination, courage, tenacity and humour. This moving, sometimes sad, often hilarious, journey through Susans life will leave you enthralled. It is a story of hope and optimism, in a world that is far from perfect.
From being abused on the counter of the benefit office, to life in a convent with some amorous nuns, to having a knife at her throat in a mental hospital, there is one thing you can say about Sue Kennedys life, it is far from mundane.

4 reviews for Explaining Colours to a Blind Man

  1. dave hooper (verified owner)

    I found this book to be very enlightening and not at all heavy going to read. It’s not a depressing story but quite the opposite in fact.
    It is very funny in parts, but also extremely thought provoking. It certainly changed my outlook on mental health. Some people think that if a person has mental health problems then they must be ‘mad’ or ‘nutcases’ not so, as this book highlights really well.
    I would highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in human beings as people first and foremost and because what happened to Susan could happen to anyone of us.

    From Christiana “Bookworm”

  2. dave hooper (verified owner)

    I didn’t write the above review, but copied it from Amazon. Dave Hooper.

  3. peter jones (verified owner)

    I have to say that this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put it down. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  4. patricia Skinner (verified owner)

    This was such a good informative book on so many levels of mentel illness and the life of a woman who has lived this life for many years. Although it was of course sad, Sues sense of humor came through and showed great courage. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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