These 5 must-read memoirs about bipolar disorder offer honest, brave, and insightful accounts from those whose lives have been impacted by manic depression.
1. Just Like Someone without Mental Illness, Only More So by Mark Vonnegut
“Ultimately a tribute to the small, daily, and positive parts of a life interrupted by bipolar disorder, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So is a wise, unsentimental, and inspiring book that will resonate with generations of readers.”
2. Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
“A searing, unflinching and deeply moving account of Marya Hornbacher’s personal experience of living with bipolar disorder.”
3. The Sun King by Allison Lee Palmer
“A mother, her son, and mania. In this fictionalized memoir, a mother recounts the emotional journey she and her son take when he becomes mentally ill.”
4. Electroboy by Andy Behrman
“Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression.”
5. Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney
“Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder—it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.”
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