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

Author: Ellen Forney
Publisher: New York : Avery (an imprint of Penguin Random House), ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print 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: Autobiographical comics
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Autobiographies
Bandes dessinées
Named Person: Ellen Forney; Ellen Forney; Ellen Forney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Forney
ISBN: 1592407323 9781592407323
OCLC Number: 1034584221
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 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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