When thirty-five-year-old Sonja Wasden is involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital by her husband and father, she is sure it is a mistake. A mother of three, living in a beautiful suburb, Sonja’s life appears ideal.
How did she get here?
In a gripping and breathtaking narrative that makes the reader feel as though they are listening in on a private conversation, Sonja tells the compelling true account of her struggle with depression, mania, an eating disorder, suicide, marriage, and motherhood and the grit needed to live an impossible life.
“ This page-turning journey of illness, healing, and faith invites the reader into Sonja’s most private moments. The courageous and talented writing immediately pulls the reader into this vivid tale of love, dedication, and survival. ”
— Elizabeth W. Buko
“ A gripping and heartwarming story of pure grit, determination, and love. This story is a testament to one woman’s strength of will and devotion to her family. By the end, the reader almost feels like a member of the Wasden family, having been through so much with them. ”
— Andrea Stahr
Mother, Wife, Cancer Survivor
“ An Impossible Life, is an honest look into the life of a family affected by mental illness. It is immediately engaging and will soften your heart to this largely misunderstood illness. Whether you are trying to better understand mental illness or struggling to discover the key for your own healing, this book is a gift that will help you find peace. ”
— Cory Siddoway
Mother, Wife, Science Teacher
“ Being immersed behind the real-life scenes of Sonja’s mental health issues really took me for a ride! I couldn’t put the book down! It was a page turner and an easy read. You come away feeling her pain and her victories. She shares her innermost self which brought me laughter, tears, joy, and love! Sonja is one of a kind, and so is this book! ”
— Brook Candland