Whether or not you’re in to memoirs, Terry Cheney’s MANIC really gives a pretty accurate—and incredibly well written—first person account of a woman managing life with a mood disorder. Terry has Bipolar Disorder (which used to be called Manic Depression) and she wrote this book to share her experience and spread awareness of what it’s like to fight and hide, then embrace an illness that affects millions of people.
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Book blurb: An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life–and concealing a pharmacy”s worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her “normal.” in explosive bursts of prose that mirror the devastating mania and extreme despair of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder–it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.
I hope you read this book. It’s SO worth it.
What other books have you come across detailing mental illness?
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