Friday, July 26, 2019

Rabbits for Food

Depression. Can a writer find humor in mental illness while remaining empathetic and providing insight? Read Binnie Kirshenbaum’s novel titled, Rabbits for Food, for yourself to answer that question. I found the major depression experienced by the protagonist, Bunny, to be presented with sensitivity and insight, and the humor to be genuine. Bunny is a fascinating and complex character. Kirshenbaum captures the bleakness of treatment for mental health with great insight. While she is institutionalized, Bunny is pressed to sign up for activities for which she has no interest. One item on the list seems ok: time with the therapy dog. Day after day, the therapy dog never shows up. Kirshenbaum shows us in this novel that there is help for all of us in this crazy world, whether the therapy dog shows up or not. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Rabbits for Food from

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