Borderline Affairs: a memoir
Bookreview / January 25, 2016

Borderline Affairs was send to me by the author, Kirk Rehn, requesting a review. I accepted and started reading the book. It is not the normal kind of book I read, but once I started I knew I had to finish this book. It is not an easy book to read and clearly in need of some editing, but once you get into the story it just gets under your skin. In the authors own words: I have self-published a book, available in e-book and paperback format on Amazon, entitled “Borderline Affairs: A Memoir.” In a phrase, it describes the aftermath of my diagnosis with borderline personality disorder, a very rare psychiatric personality disorder, and the attendant domestic violence, rape, drug abuse, homelessness and multiple suicide attempts that followed. Much is written in free verse with a small mix of prose, and concentrates on the two-year period post-diagnosis. This is not, and is not intended to be, a mass market book, but rather a resource for persons in similar situations, whether they suffer from depression, personality disorders, drug abuse or LGBT/identity issues. There is much gritty and unnerving material, but I leave it there intentionally because the disease manifests in…