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  • Writer's pictureKagan Goh


Kagan Goh thanking my brother Kajin Goh for writing a review of my memoir Surviving Samsara on Goodreads.

Kajin Goh rated Surviving Samsara ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

"This year has seen the culmination of 28 years of hard work come to fruition with the publication of Kagan Goh's book, Surviving Samsara. As an account of his bipolar experiences and challenges, this work presents a blisteringly honest, in-depth, poetic, moving and personal journey to the reader.

Reading it has brought my awareness of his experience to a whole new, intimate level, from the inside of his mind and soul and spirit. It’s one of the bravest and most unflinching works I’ve yet to come across in laying bare the landscape of what our society used to discursively and reductively essentialize as ‘madness’ — capturing the fear, the confusion, the wonder, the illumination, the pain, loss, and insight of the bipolar experience. In my countless other readings on or about mental health, it has been rare to find such an articulate and poetic expression in print.

This makes this book especially invaluable, and important. It has only been a few weeks since its release, and it has consistently sold out at stores across Vancouver. I can already sense the enormous impact this work will have for years to come, the ripples of which will bring new layers of understanding to what was once such a poorly-understood condition."

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