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Madness : a bipolar life

Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Erlebnisbericht
document
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Marya Hornbacher; Marya Hornbacher; Marya Hornbacher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 9780618754458 0618754458 9780547237800 0547237804
OCLC Number: 173243837
Description: 299 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Fall 2006 --
Winter 2006 --
Spring 2007 --
Summer 2007 --
Epilogue --
Bipolar Facts --
My Bipolar Facts --
Useful Websites --
Useful Contacts --
Research Resources --
Bibliography.
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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.

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