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Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

Madness: A Bipolar Life

by Marya Hornbacher

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Unabridged Edition
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9 Hrs. 30 Min.
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When Marya Hornbacher published her acclaimed first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have a piece of shattering knowledge: the underlying reason for her distress. At age 24, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar disorder, the most severe form of bipolar disease there is.

In her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story in Madness. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. Her brave and heart-stopping memoir details her fight up from madness and describes what it is like to live in a difficult, sometimes beautiful life and marriage where the bipolar tendency always beckons.

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  • Published: March 2021
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: M032214
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