Tots 100 Monthly Book Review – Madness: A Bipolar Life
Cover of Madness: A Bipolar Life
This month I thought I would share my own thoughts on the many many books I read, I am an avid reader and as such have a wide range of books.
Today I would like to share with the last book I have read which is;
Madness: A Bipolar Life By Marya Hornbacher
I bought this book and had read it within 2 days, its certainly one of those that grips you and draws you deep into the story, you can not put it down. The secret to the intensity of this story is its indeed the recollections of a real women who battles with Bipolar.
The character is not a character, someone made-up to exaggerate the highs and lows of mental illness, Marya plays herself in this book and tells of her life in a open and very raw way.
She is indeed to be recognised for her great writing skills but I most admire her honesty and bravery for being to able to share with the world what its really like to live with Bipolar.
This book is the best read I have had in some time, insightful but most of all emotionally powerful.
Madness, portrays the highs and lows along with Marya’s alcohol and drug abuse, her self harming and self starvation, showing the difficulties in holding down relationships and jobs.
This book is not for the faint hearted, but a must read by all, as it gives an open insight into the world of living with mental illness.
I am Bipolar, so I can relate to so much inside this book, it also helps me to realize I am indeed not alone.
If you would like to learn more about Bipolar and how it effects the lives of its victims then this is a great place to start.