About The Book
What does a son do when he hears voices? Withdraw? Or use his sword poetry to defend himself?
This book is about the life and eventual death of one such son. This story is told through his outlet, poetry and his Mom's soul searching and eventually cathartic memoir. Fred Eustis writes in his introduction, "Poetry was a sword he used to defend himself against the voices..." Jeanne's memoir puts these poems, which at times are quite unsettling, in a family context. It is like a quest in which Jeanne and Robert explore who they are, and what they came here for and what really matters. - Fred Eustis.
Mom... Let's Talk is a heartbreaking tale. It is also extremely important to help start the conversation on mental illness and how it affects those who suffer, as wells their loved ones. It is filled with raw emotion and shows a mother's love knows no bounds in how she cared for her eldest son who was suffering from mental illness while caring for her other three children, too. - "Aly Avina - Pacific Book Review”
This book is very real and raw; a beautiful memoir of a mother’s relationship with her eldest son and how she helped him fight his inner demons while still caring and nurturing her three other children and husband.