“Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me”

“Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me”

  It's quite simple. I LOVE THIS BOOK. I read it in one night.     The book provides insight into the struggle of finding the right medications for bipolar disorder through the creative usage of images and text.   It took her FOUR YEARS to find the right meds. FOUR. YEARS.   The author [...]

“This Fragile Life”

“This Fragile Life”

  "This Fragile Life" is the story of a bipolar son, through the lens of the mother. The son, Mark, not only battles manic-depressive illness but also his drug and alcohol addiction. During his manic phases, he becomes extremely paranoid and aggressive. He is convinced that people, even ones dear to him, are out to [...]

“Before you can conquer a beast, you first must make it beautiful” -KRJ

“Before you can conquer a beast, you first must make it beautiful” -KRJ

"The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast you first must make it beautiful.   In some strange way, I have tried to do that with manic-depressive illness.   It has been a fascinating, albeit deadly, enemy and companion;   I have found it to be seductively complicated, a distillation both of what [...]