Going to get Consider the Lobster today. I have two recommendations for books which transport you straight into the full interiority of mental illness in incredibly florid, lucid fashion:

Darkness Visible by William Styron (depression)

The Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut (psychosis)

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Consider the Lobster is worth every penny. And you WILL laugh out loud. I've read Styron's Darkness Visible, but haven't read the Vonnegut - will order that one today. Styron's an interesting character. I've also just picked up The Urge by Carl Erik Fisher - about addiction and how that term is seen, from one who knows. He also references Al Mele (!) on akrasia in the first few pages, so that's obviously cool!

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