Terese Marie Mailhot
In an interview with Trevor Noah, on The Daily Show, on March 8, 2018, Mailhot described surviving childhood sexual abuse, and the impact this had on her mental health, as an adult. She described booking herself into a mental health institution, when she realized how the impact was interfering with her day to day ability to cope with her adult responsibilities, and how she was evicted from her apartment, after her discharge.
On the other hand her treatment helped her be able to write the memoir.
Atlantic magazine profiled Mailhot, as an introduction to her participation in a series in which notable writers are interviewed about the personal impact of the most important book in their lives. The profile described how Mailhot's choice of book, Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, was a reading assigned to her by her Professor, and future second husband, Casey Gray.
Impact of Heart Berries
- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/books/review-heart-berries-terese-marie-mailhot.html ‘Heart Berries’ Shatters a Pattern of Silence Books of The Times By PARUL SEHGAL JAN. 30, 2018
- In 'Heart Berries,' An Indigenous Woman's Chaotic Coming-Of-Age https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=584643934 February 11, 20187:33 AM ET Lulu Garcia-Navarro