A Bipolar Life

Audiobook CD - 2008
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When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted, she did not yet know the reason for her all-but-shattered young life. At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is. Here, in her trademark wry, self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. She takes us inside her own desperate attempts to control violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage, is at the heart of this brave memoir. Millions of people in America struggle with a variety of disorders that may mask their true diagnosis of bipolar; also, Hornbacher's portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will change the current debate on whether bipolar exists in children.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 1433212352
Call Number: 616.895 HORNBACHER
Characteristics: 8 compact discs
Subjects: Hornbacher, Marya, 1974- -- Mental health.
Manic-depressive illness.
Manic-depressive persons -- United States -- Biography.
Compact discs, Book.


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Jul 19, 2016

For those who read 'Wasted' now we find out what the real problem was. Not quite as luminous as 'Wasted' but required reading for those who enjoyed her previous book.


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