Girl in Need of a Tourniquet by Merri Lisa Johnson Review

Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline PersonalityGirl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality by Merri Lisa Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve been looking for memoirs and biographies that focus on borderline for awhile. I finally decided to buy one and this was it.

And I’m glad I bought it. I received this book today and I have just finished reading it. I actually sat down and read the whole thing with a brief break to tell my mother “This book is it. This book is everything.”

I liked the way it was structured with anecdotes and brief excerpts from psych literature and sometimes normal literature. I immediately connected to the author when she opened comparing herself to Lisa Lopes from TLC. I liked that this book didn’t seem stuffy. It was raw and real. The emotions she felt I feel too.

Like for example she writes about when she was diagnosed she googled it and she wrote “I’m going to be the best borderline.” I mean…that is me to a T.

And she wrote about using her intelligence as a shield…again me to a T.

This was a beautiful book and I heartily recommend it.

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