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Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir

Author: Ellen Forney
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Comic books, strips, etc
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Autobiography
Named Person: Ellen Forney; Ellen Forney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Forney
ISBN: 9781592407323 1592407323
OCLC Number: 775417758
Description: 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Ellen Forney.

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Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.

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