This entry into Gigi's Book Club is both sad and inspiring- and I don't say that often. My Lobotomy by Howard Dully is the memoir of Howard's childhood in which he did have a frontal lobotomy. I don't want to give anything away because I want you to read the book. But I will say that if the abuse that Howard went through in his youth happened today one if not both of his parent would probably end up in jail. Howard would be a very interesting person to talk to. Read the book that's all I can say.
If your older teen kids are interested in psychiatry or weird medical history or even just getting to know someone who made it through a very horrible situation this is one of my favorite nonfiction/autobiographies. There is much online about Howard Dully because he was featured on a radio show. You can tell by the title what happened to him, it's sad and inspiring all at the same time. #howarddully#icepick#icepicklobotamy#mylobotomy#nonfiction#autobiography#teenreads#bookrecommendation#myfavoritebook read a little about him before you pick it for your middle/high schooler because you know them better than me. #middleschoolbooks#highschoolbooks (if you want to read the whole post www.notquitewonderwoman.com/maybe-post-much-tv-read-books-instead/)