A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference

A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life hrs andminsA revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author s experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from Lewis Carroll, Ayelet Waldman is at a low point Her mood storms have become intolerably severe she has tried nearly every medication possible her husband and children are suffering with her So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling

10 thoughts on “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

  1. says:

    I will admit that I initially picked this up because I wanted some gossip about Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon s marriage, and I have to hand it to her Ayelet was pretty forthcoming in that regard What I wasn t expecting was that the personal tales of marriage, mental health, and microdosing would be interwoven with

  2. says:

    3.5 I first heard about microdosing on the radio My commute to work is relatively short so I tend to listen to news radio Especially since the election I tend to avoid the news of TV, which seems to be full of he who shall remain unnamed, so the radio fills this news gap nicely They were discussing how microdosing is hel

  3. says:

    Take an over medicated, moody, middle aged mother of four, add a month of experimental microdosing with LSD and it makes for A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman This mesmerizing memoir of mental exploration tackles the taboo topic of drug use in our society, the frightening rise of prescription pills and the devastating a

  4. says:

    I d have to macrodose to read muchof this woman whine Reading about how microsdosing lsd has been a tremendous aid to her is fine for a Rolling Stone article, but stretched out into book form only meant spendingtime with a woman who bares her neurotic psyche like a drunk party guest who has a bad case of verbal diarrhea an

  5. says:

    I debated between 4 and 5 stars I enjoyed this book very much Ayelet Waldman s quest for a better mood, less volatility, and a happier existence overall rivals any self help book I ve encountered I m not sure if it s because we are the same age, because we are equally neurotic, because we have both lived with PMDD, but her

  6. says:

    Talk about a book not matching its reviews I think maybe a dose of something was required whilst reading Waldman is a self indulgent, navel gazing, whiner I realize this is a memoir of sorts, but the way she over analyzes every single tiny feeling she is having, as if she is a new mother in awe of her newborn, is beyond anno

  7. says:

    An update I read this book, and wrote the bulk of this review in 2017, shortly after its release It gave me a lot to think about I felt strongly that microdosing might be a viable solution for me, as I have been treatment resistant for the 20 years since I ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and because I spentthan a de

  8. says:

    I totally want to try the protocol Also a really interesting peek into the war on drugs, the history of drug use, and research about drug safety More robust review to come.My Netgalley review A fascinating story of the war on drugs, the history of drug use and criminalization, and a suburban woman s self experimentation I part

  9. says:

    I love Ayelet Waldman and her nonfiction is especially incredible She writes with so much unflinching honesty that it s hard not to rally behind her, no matter what she s writing about Waldman suffers from bipolar disorder and this new book outlines her thirty day experiment taking microdoses of LSD in lieu of pharmaceuticals S

  10. says:

    This book is a very readable and occasionally very funny account of the author s month long experiment with microdosing with LSD in an attempt to alleviate her mood swings originally diagnosed as bipolar and later as PMDD Along the way, she delves into the history of LSD, research into its benefits and the effects of the ill fat

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