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Lamont Crook

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  • Madness: A Bipolar Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Marya Hornbacher
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    When Marya Hornbacher published her acclaimed first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have a piece of shattering knowledge: the underlying reason for her distress. At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is.

    Lamont Crook says: "Forget Prozac Nation - this what it is really like"
    "Forget Prozac Nation - this what it is really like"
    Overall

    I think what the other reviewers have failed to see is that mental health and in this case bipolar disorder doesn't have a conclusion. Unlike Prozac Nation which nicely ties things up, this book tells it like it is. When I was diagnosed with Bipolar and my wife asked me when I was just going to get over it after 2 hospitalizations, I knew that most people don't get it. Its not about cure, its about coping. Its about living with an illness that often ends in death. Its about understanding that your boundaries are narrower than you want them to be, and that's just the way it is. Its understanding that what your mind and body are telling you may kill you if you are not careful. Its about losing time and not understanding why.

    Perhaps this limits this books audience, but I'm glad I listened to it and I'm glad Mayra wrote it.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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