PositivePopMattersFrench cartoonist Emma raises issues of inequality within French society with humor and humanity, using short statements accompanied by disarmingly charming cartoons that point out the absurdities of some common social conventions and beliefs ... whether or not you are convinced by her arguments, at least after reading her work you will be aware of some assumptions behind the official version of how things are and you will be made aware that alternatives exist ... Reading Mental Load is rather like reading a chain of Twitter threads accompanied by illustrations. I mean that in the most positive way possible because I love Twitter threads ... Emma combines personal experience with the testimony of others, sometimes citing academic research as well. In her comics, based on matters that are likely to be in the public record, there\'s enough information for you to research the subject yourself, should you be so inclined.
PositivePopMatters\"... Thomson is a journalist rather than a physician, and she met her subjects on their own turf rather than in a clinical setting, so she offers a different perspective on the individuals she profiles ... Thomson\'s writing style is less condensed than [Oliver] Sacks\' and more reminiscent of magazine feature writing than clinical case studies. She includes some of her own experiences... within the profiles, which makes for a rather marmite style of writing. Some people love this approach because it personalizes each story and feels more honest than an impersonal narrative voice because it acknowledges the unique viewpoint and experiences of the person writing the story. Some, however, hate it because it can feel like padding and because it pulls the focus away from the people being profiled... and onto the writer herself. I\'m more in the latter camp myself, but the author\'s stylistic choices did not prevent me from enjoying Unthinkable ... Unthinkable is an eminently readable book that includes a wealth of information about how the brain functions, made concrete through profiles of nine individuals whose brains function differently from what we consider to be the norm.\