Welcome to PTSD Bookclub!
I’ll start re-reading the books that were most central to my PTSD experience on April 1, 2021. Please sign up by clicking on the “Follow!” button at the bottom right of this page. You’ll get a notification when I post each week’s update. I promise not to sell, trade, or barter your email for any reason!
We’ll start with narratives: fiction and memoir. Then we’ll move on to the research-y stuff, clinical, scientific, and social/structural. Finally, we’ll explore avenues for healing and creating a more just future. Feel free to join in and read with me. Hope you find something here that gives you insight and hope.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five [April 2021]
Pat Barker, Regeneration [May 2021]
Mac McClelland, Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story [June 2021]
Terese Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir [July 2021]
David Morris, The Evil Hours: A Biography of PTSD [August 2021]
Shaili Jain, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science [September 2021]
Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma [October 2021]
Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror [November 2021]
Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Healing Our Hearts and Bodies [December 2021]
David Wood, What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars [January 2022]
Healing and the Future
Zach Norris, We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities [February 2022]
Staci Haines, The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice [March 2022]