A Down Day Today and Memoir Madness: Driven to involuntary commitment

Jennifer Semple, Age 19 (1970)
One year after she was released from the institution


Some personal issues have come up today, and I don't know what to do about them.

Unfortunately, I can't do anything about them because they apply to me only indirectly, so I'll just have to continue worrying and fretting.

Perhaps I should just jump on the treadmill and work out feelings that way.

Or maybe work on my book Memoir Madness: Driven to involuntary commitment; yes, I have changed the title from I, Driven: memoir of involuntary commitment--the new title came to me in a dream, and it just seems to fit. However, I need to do a bit of tweaking to the text itself.

I just love the multiple meanings of "madness"--craziness, anger, and mania, all of which are contained in my memoir. The I, Driven title has never been, in my view, a satisfactory one, more like a placeholder until a better title came along, and so it has.

The old title is okay, but it feels contrived and lacks pizazz. Besides, I was never able to obtain the IDriven [dot] com domain, but I was able to obtain MemoirMadness.com (which redirects to the media-rich excerpts, complete with images, videos, and news clips from the period).

For agents and publishers, Memoir-Madness.com redirects to the text-only excerpts, no news clips, just a fast loading site.

I have been promising to get this memoir published, one way or another.

Now I have the impetus.



Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment

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