Madness A Bipolar Life

ISBN-10: 0618754458

ISBN-13: 9780618754458

Edition: 2008

Authors: Marya Hornbacher

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From the author of the best-selling Wasted, an astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disease, reflecting major new insights When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet know the reason for her all-but-shattered young life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is. In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, 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-where bipolar always beckons-is at the heart of this brave and heart-stopping memoir. Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: there are millions of people in America struggling with a variety of disorders that may mask their true diagnosis of bipolar. Also, Hornbachers fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change the current debate on whether bipolar in children exists. Ten years after Kay Redfield Jamisons An Unquiet Mind, this storm of a memoir will provoke, educate, and move.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning journalist and bestselling writer. Her books include the memoirs Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, which has been published in twelve languages, and the New York Times bestseller Madness: A Bipolar Life; the recovery books Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the Twelve Steps, and Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power; and the novel The Center of Winter. She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago.

Prologue: The Cut: November 5, 1994
The Goatman: 1978
What They Know: 1979
Depression: 1981
Prayer: 1983
Food: 1984
The Booze under the Stove: 1985
Meltdown: 1988
Escapes: Michigan, 1989
Minneapolis: 1990
California: 1990
Minneapolis: 1991
Washington, D.C.: 1992
1993 45 1994
Full Onset: 1995
The New Life: 1996
The Diagnosis: April 1997
The Break: July 1997, Nine A.M.
Unit 47: Same Day
Tour: January 1998
Hypomania: July 1998
Jeremy: Later That Summer
Therapy: 1999
Losing It: Winter 1999
Crazy Sean: June 2000
Oregon: August 2000
Day Treatment: Late August 2000
Attic, Basement: Fall 2000
Valentine's Day: 2001
Coming to Life: Summer 2001
Jeff: Fall 2001
The Good Life: Summer 2002
The Magazine: November 2002
Fall 2003
The Missing Years
Hospitalization #1: January 2004
Hospitalization #2: April 2004
Hospitalization #3: July 2004
Hospitalization #4: October 2004
Hospitalization #5: January 2005
Hospitalization #6: April 2005
Hospitalization #7: July 2005
Release: August 2005
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Winter 2006
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Summer 2007
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