Crazy Memoir Playlist

These are the songs that made me feel something during my roller coaster of mania and depression, throughout the three year time period of my book. Click the Play button to listen on Spotify or scroll below for my songlist.

  1. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  2. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
  3. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  4. Lithium – Nirvana
  5. Miss World – Hole
  6. Not a Pretty Girl – Ani DiFranco
  7. Breathing Underwater – Metric
  8. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  9. Spirits – Strumbellas
  10. We’re Going Home – Vance Joy
  11. I Alone – Live
  12. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  13. Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes – Paul Simon
  14. Mamma Mia – ABBA
  15. Hurt – Johnny Cash
  16. Red Football – Sinéad O’Connor
  17. Epic – Faith No More
  18. Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine
  19. Running to Stand Still – U2
  20. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters
  21. Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  22. Asleep – The Smiths
  23. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
  24. Our House – Madness
  25. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  26. I Feel It All – Feist
  27. Sunflower – Post Malone and Swae Lee
  28. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers

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About the book:

When Charise Jewell decided to leave her career as a robotics engineer to pursue writing fiction, the 40-year old mother of three had no idea that she was embarking on a real life story beyond her wildest imagination. Without warning, and while preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, she rapidly descended into a severe mania, was hospitalized, and was given a devastating diagnosis: bipolar 1 mood disorder. Over the following three years, Charise and her family would experience the ups and downs of not only her manic depression, but also of the mental health care system, and the way the society at large treats people with mental illness. Crazy: Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad is a captivating, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring journey through the pain and beauty of sanity, and insanity.

About the author:

A voracious reader and aspiring writer since childhood, Charise Jewell was born in Germiston, South Africa and immigrated to Canada when she was seven years old. She holds an Honours B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, and worked as a robotics engineer for fifteen years before having children and becoming a writer. She proudly lives with bipolar disorder and educates for the fair and dignified treatment of the mentally ill. Charise lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.

© Charise Jewell 2022