“Manic”

I read a book recently that I quite enjoyed. Maybe “enjoyed” is not the right term, because it’s about a woman truly struggling with her bipolar disorder, so perhaps “appreciated” is more appropriate.

“Manic”, by Terri Cheney, is written in interesting format: not chronological, each chapter is a different manic episode. Some of her mania leads her into some pretty unbelievable situations. Those non-bipolar readers will likely have a hard time believing that this book falls under the “autobiographical” category. But I read it thinking, “Yikes. I could totally see myself doing half of those things”.

I don’t want to give anything else away, so please read the book yourselves. But I would like to share with you one quote made by the author that has really stuck with me:

“The Disease thrives on shame, and shame thrives on silence….”

That’s really the whole point of my blog – to not be silent any more.

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