Audley Enough is the non-fictional journey of Audley Coley’s life. Audley was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Canada at a young age, where he faced challenges associated with racism and socioeconomic divide. Upon reaching adulthood, Audley followed his passion (and talent) in dance until his mental health began to interfere with his everyday life. Audley was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His book recounts the journey of his life, but focuses on his disorder, and the ways in which Audley learned to cope with it.
Audley Enough is an incredible read. Reading about Audley’s experience with mental illness was absolutely refreshing; he offers a perspective few have, and his attitude is inspiring. Audley describes how he, like many other successful artists, came to harness his disorder in order to excel in the creative world. This book has the power to resonate with many, and offers enlightened ideas about mental illness, and life in general. I would highly recommend reading this recount of a truly unique person; the honesty with which Audley recounts his story makes this book exceptional. Lesley Whyte Reford, a friend of Audley’s, is the author of his memoir and offers a welcomed perspective on Audley’s remarkable journey.
Audley Enough is available in French as well.
Alexa is nineteen and from Montreal. Some of her favourite books are the Help, the Book Thief, the Shadow of the Wind, Still Alice, and a Little Princess. She loves captivating stories, vivid imagery and engaging characters.