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Madness: A Bipolar Life

Paperback. Pub Date :2009-04-16 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: Harper Perennial A searing. unflinching and deeply moving account of Marya Hornbachers 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 u...

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