Critics Praise Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate’s Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

It's fun to get good reviews!

It’s fun to get good reviews!

Bipolar Disorder is often distorted in fiction and it was difficult to write about without melodrama. Here’s what some of the most recent reviews said about the novel:

Popik’s Rich Debut Raises Awareness to Bipolar Disorder

“…Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate is a very well-written and engaging story. Popik’s deep understanding of bipolar disorder is obvious and I commend her for writing about it with such tenderness. I would recommend this book to adult readers, especially those interested in mental health and stories about a family in crisis.”
— Author Exposure, November 2013

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

“Popik presents bipolar disorder without condescension or exploitation. While readers may find the appearance of an antagonistic ex-husband of a client to Richard’s distracting from the central story, they will forgive it for the intimacy of the rest of the tale.”
—Publishers Weekly Select Review, October 2013

From Recent Amazon Readers’ Reviews

“A poignant story of mental illness and its effects on the person afflicted as well those who love them. Written with heart and soul. Highly recommended.”
—Monica, January 2014

“Fantastic read…first book or hundredth,…a must read. Captures you from the first page to the last….waiting for the next book with bated breath.
—Riley1, December 2014



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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