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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrienne Martini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781428193833
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Adrienne Martini is an award-winning freelance writer. In her candid memoir Hillbilly Gothic, she offers a glimpse at mental illness from a personal perspective, and reveals how the women of her Appalachian family invariably suffer postpartum depression. After the birth of her first child, Adrienne found herself spiraling toward a breakdown that led to her eventual institutionalization. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/17/2014

    " Really, really good, especially when you have a family with a history of mental illness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hendo | 2/16/2014

    " Not bad, but not great. The narrative thread wasn't strong enough to keep me reading past a page or two. Interesting commentary on the stigma of mental illness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2014

    " Too much background, not enough crazy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 1/20/2014

    " Drgged too much Did not care for this one. Enjoy most memoirs but could not maintain my interest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annagrace K. | 1/18/2014

    " Only about half-way through and I am LOVING every sentence of it. Sad and honest and funny and dark and genuine. It's reminding me a lot, at times, of my own family's Mama history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 1/13/2014

    " An excellent memoir of a Woman who gets pregnant despite the long family history of postpartum depression and how she was able to battle her illness and get better. She then was able to have a second child with better tools and knowledge going forward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommalibrarian | 12/31/2013

    " This memoir is journalistic rather than literary. The subject is postpartum depression and societies view of mental illness in general. No new ground is covered. The title is misleading as there is not much Gothic and even less hillbilly about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen Pence | 11/1/2013

    " Only read about 40 pages of this one. Just couldn't get into it. Guess I'll skip my book club this month! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 8/8/2013

    " This book gets a 3.5. Adrienne Martini is witty, funny, and brutally honest about her experience with Post-Partum Depression. I was surprised to find I had a hard time putting this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sueann MacLachlan | 1/24/2013

    " Interesting memoir about families and depression as well as post-partum depression. Very witty writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Haeg | 1/22/2013

    " well written. i'm glad she wrote this as many women suffer from some sort of PPD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/3/2012

    " The first chapter had me really hooked, but it soon became too self-absorbed. I felt similarly as when reading An Unquiet Mind....I'm sorry things are so difficult for people with mental disorders but hey, life is difficult even if you don't (or maybe I do and I'm just in denial). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilikechocolatemilk | 7/29/2012

    " i just started reading it but its amazing and it is rather depressingly interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 3/3/2012

    " Terrific book! One of the best accounts of PPD I've ever read (and I've read most). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/14/2012

    " this book was awesome! a serious subject but written with a lot of insight and humor. It was over too soon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alisa | 10/6/2011

    " the subject matter is important, but the book was just kind of boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nikki | 7/14/2011

    " Too much of her recovery was glossed over making this book seem a little too light for the topic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 6/13/2011

    " Drgged too much Did not care for this one. Enjoy most memoirs but could not maintain my interest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/2/2011

    " this book was awesome! a serious subject but written with a lot of insight and humor. It was over too soon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 8/22/2010

    " The first chapter had me really hooked, but it soon became too self-absorbed. I felt similarly as when reading An Unquiet Mind....I'm sorry things are so difficult for people with mental disorders but hey, life is difficult even if you don't (or maybe I do and I'm just in denial). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 7/20/2010

    " Too much background, not enough crazy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 3/21/2010

    " Really, really good, especially when you have a family with a history of mental illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/23/2009

    " well written. i'm glad she wrote this as many women suffer from some sort of PPD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annagrace | 12/22/2009

    " Only about half-way through and I am LOVING every sentence of it. Sad and honest and funny and dark and genuine. It's reminding me a lot, at times, of my own family's Mama history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 4/6/2009

    " An excellent memoir of a Woman who gets pregnant despite the long family history of postpartum depression and how she was able to battle her illness and get better. She then was able to have a second child with better tools and knowledge going forward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nikki | 7/10/2008

    " Too much of her recovery was glossed over making this book seem a little too light for the topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 American | 5/18/2008

    " This book has the best description of the discombobulating post-partum time of anything I have ever read. "

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About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.