My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark LukachMy Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach

My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward: A Memoir

byMark Lukach

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.

Mark and Giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe.

Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended.

A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

Title:My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.05 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006242291X

ISBN - 13:9780062422910

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The kind of faith that doesn't fade away." This book should be the definition for this quote "The kind of faith that doesn't fade away." Mark shows so much Faith in his wife and it leaves you feeling so hopeful. This is truly a beautiful book, and you really feel his emotion from it as well as his wife's.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-wrenching and powerful! I could not put this book down once I started reading it. It is written straight from the heart and I guarantee that you'll be hit with all kinds of emotions as you read it. One page would bring me to tears and the next page would have me smiling ear-to-ear. A must-read if you've experienced mental illness or have a loved one that suffers. Very interesting and real.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well Written But Wasn't A Huge Fan I had high hopes for this book, but found it to be a little boring.
Date published: 2017-07-13

Editorial Reviews

“The deeply passionate account of the couple’s journey through Giulia’s psychotic break and recovery…through it all Lukach explores the fragility of the human mind alongside the resilience of true love and partnership.”