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Call Number: 616.8950092 H783h
Publication Date: 2008-04-09
In this memoir, Marya Hornbacher describes her struggles with At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disease.
Publication Date: 2009-02-03
A Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney has been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life. Cheney describes her struggle with bipolar disorder with an honest and poignant voice.
An Unquiet Mind by
Call Number: RC516 .J363 1995
Publication Date: 1997-01-14
From a leading international authority on manic-depressive illness--and one of only a handful of women who are full professors of medicine--comes a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own life-long experience with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life.
Up and down Life by
Publication Date: 2008-05-06
Jones, a stand-up comedian and workshop leader who has bipolar disorder, uses humor, honesty, and hard-won practical advice to shed light on the challenges of living with this illness.
Bipolar Expeditions by
Call Number: 616.895 M363b
Publication Date: 2009-02-08
Anthropologist Emily Martin argues that mania and depression have a cultural life outside the confines of diagnosis, that the experiences of people living with bipolar disorder belong fully to the human condition, and that even the most so-called rational everyday practices are intertwined with irrational ones. Martin's own experience with bipolar disorder informs her analysis and lends a personal perspective to this complex story.
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michaelangelo and Me by
Publication Date: 2012-11-06
Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between "crazy" and "creative" in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.
The Marriage Plot by
Call Number: PS3555.U4 M37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
One of the main characters, Leonard, lives with manic depression (now referred to as bipolar disorder). His struggles with the disorder affects his relationships, career, and friendships.
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by
Call Number: PS3607.A744 T66 2012
Publication Date: 2012-12-26
In a look at mental illness that weaves togther three timelines, Greyson Todd leaves his successful Hollywood career and wife and young daughter to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he has been forced to keep hidden for almost twenty years.
The Silver Linings Playbook by
Call Number: PS3617.U535 S56 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
This book tells the story of Pat, recently released from a mental health facility after being treated for bipolar disorder. He comes to terms with his wife's betrayal and his family issues.
Children and Young Adult
Up and down Mom by
Publication Date: 2020-04-15
Living with Mom is a bit like a roller coaster ride. At times, she is excited and full of energy, but at others, she is tired and withdrawn. But she's always my mom, and we're sharing the ride. For children who grow up in the care of a parent who has bipolar disorder, life can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty.
Brandon and the Bipolar Bear by
Call Number: SE. An461b
Publication Date: 2009-05-19
Fictional story about Brandon, a young boy living with bipolar disorder. Readers learn about his symptoms, fears, and treatment from a child's viewpoint. This is a useful resource for children with bipolar disorder or for helping children understand bipolar disorder in people in they know.
Lily and Dunkin by
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth grade. Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years.
All the Bright Places by
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for something to keep him here. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school it's unclear who saves whom.
Call Number: S. R2514cr
Publication Date: 2012-06-12
Connor and Izzy, two teens who met at a summer art camp in the Pacific Northwest, share a series of emails in which they confide in one another, eventally causing Connor to become worried when he realizes that Izzy's emotional highs and lows are too extreme.