Madness: A Bipolar Life PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Madness: A Bipolar Life free pdf A searing, unflinching and deeply moving account of Marya Hornbacher's personal experience of living with bipolar disorder. From the age of six, Marya Hornbacher knew that something was terribly wrong with her, manifesting itself in anorexia and bulimia which she documented in her bestselling memoir 'Wasted'. But it was only eighteen years later that she learned the true underlying reason for her distress: bipolar disorder. In this new, equally raw and frank account, Marya Hornbacher tells the story of her ongoing battle with this most pervasive and devastating of mental illnesses- how, as she puts it, 'it crept over me like a vine, sending out tentative shoots in my childhood, taking deeper root in my adolescence, growing stronger in my early adulthood, eventually covering my body and face until I was unrecognizable, trapped, immobilized'. She recounts the soaring highs and obliterating lows of her condition- the savage moodswings and impossible strains it placed on her relationships- the physical danger it has occasionally put her in- the endless cycle of illness and recovery. She also tackles the paradoxical aspects of bipolar disorder - how it has been the drive behind some of her most creative work - and the reality of a life lived in limbo, 'caught between the world of the mad and the world of the sane'. Yet for all the torment it documents, this is a book about survival, about living day to day with bipolar disorder - the constant round of therapy and medication - and managing it. As well as her own highly personal story, the book includes interviews with family, spouses and friends of sufferers, the people who help their loved ones carry on. Visceral and inspiring, lyrical and sometimes even funny, 'Madness' will take its place alongside other classics of the genre such as 'An Unquiet Mind' and 'Girl, Interrupted'.

About Marya Hornbacher

Marya Hornbacher's memoir 'Wasted' was published to critical acclaim in 1998, and her novel 'The Centre of Winter' was published in 2005. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Details Book

Author : Marya Hornbacher
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Data Published : 16 April 2009
ISBN : 0007250649
EAN : 9780007250646
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Madness: A Bipolar Life



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Madness: A Bipolar Life free pdfMadness: A Bipolar Life

    A searing. unflinching and deeply moving account of Marya Hornbacher's personal experience of living with bipolar disorder. From the age of six. Marya Hornbacher knew that something was terribly wrong with her..


  • Bipolar II Disorder Workbook free pdfBipolar II Disorder Workbook

    Most people have heard of bipolar disorder. a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode..


  • Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder free pdfFamily Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness. seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also their children. partner. parents. family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'bipolar disorder'..


  • Living with Bipolar Disorder free pdfLiving with Bipolar Disorder

    Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder. Living with Bipolar Disorder takes a skill-based approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with the disorder..


  • Living with Bipolar Disorder free pdfLiving with Bipolar Disorder

    Drawing on research documenting the strength of combining drug treatments with behavioral interventions for fighting bipolar disorder. Living with Bipolar Disorder takes a skill-based approach to managing the ups and downs commonly experienced with the disorder..


  • Madness: A Bipolar Life free pdfMadness: A Bipolar Life

    Audio Books Download Free. A searing, unflinching and deeply moving account of Marya Hornbacher's personal experience of living with bipolar disorder. From the age of six, Marya Hornbacher knew that s