I know the story is personal to the writer but the presentation and story are not impressive. The book is more of a recount of her various loves while dealing with what appears as semi minor depression. There is very little detail of her manic states and all in all I did not learn anything substantial about the disease.
The end was everything! A true insiders view on real struggles that are all around us. Whether you're someone who's struggles in reality or you personally know someone who does ... this novel is made for everyone who is willing to see things from a different point of view.
I enjoyed the book and I honour the brave woman who risked huge judgement to write it in the hopes it will help her heal and help others.
I would recommend this book to anyone with mental illness or supporting someone with mental illness.
The author reads with passion and deep connection that only someone with first hand experience can deliver.
I chose this book because I was required to present a book report on a memoir of some sort and saw that Orion Carloto had recommended this book so I thought why not. And honestly I have never really read/heard such a beautifully worded book I loved it as a whole and if anyone wants a great read I would recommend this one completely. This is honestly the first book I read that wasn't really just fiction but real story with a bigger message behind it and I can't wait to read more with greater insight!
Back when my daughter was 16.
This is book is honest, painful and profound. Listen to the author tell her story instead of reading it and u will learn much more.
The Macho Man knows the madness needed to be the world champ of the WWE, but the whole world need to know of the madness within this audio file, yeah. I'm talking about an insidious, powerful darkness causing the suffering of men and women a like, and this disorder keeps coming no matter how many atomic elbows you drop on it. Oh Yeah, The Macho Man recommends this, because knowledge is power yeah. The more you know about the Manic/Depression, the better you will be when your trapped in the cage with it.
Though my moods (or episodes) don't last as long, everything else in this book is completely relatable. I feel understood in a way that I never have before, for now I know others have and are on a similar journey through the complexity of our minds and emotions.
I highly recommend this book. Jamison is engaging and her story is captivating. Her insights into her experience of Bipolar disorder provide a clear account that will leave you affected.