Hornbacher, who detailed her struggle with bulimia and anorexia in Wasted, now shares the story of her lifelong battle with mental illness. Madness: A Bipolar Life [Marya Hornbacher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Hornbacher, who detailed her struggle with bulimia Madness: A Bipolar Life – Kindle edition by Marya Hornbacher. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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What would you do? Worth reading, for those curious about the illness.

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Even though this book is grim and disturbing at times, it does not sugarcoat the disorder. Other schoolchildren called her crazy.

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Hornbacher also had an interesting home life – with parents who were violently fighting one minute, and lovingly playing Scrabble with her the next.

Not only is Marya suicidal, she’s also a cutter.

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Although painfully self-absorbed, Hornbacher will matya a nerve with readers struggling to cope with mental illness. As she grows up though and spends her life in and out of mental institutions, with different husbands and psychiatrists and moving back and forth from Minneapolis to California constantly, it becomes apparent that something serious is going on. I hope this helps.


If you, or someone you know, have Bipolar disorder, I suggest picking this up. I’m expected to get out of bed AND get dressed? You not only get a close-up look of bipolar disorder, but also of all of jarya attempts at diagnosis and treatment, including multiple hospitalizations.

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It is a long battle to be fought, as I’ve learnt that self-denial and refusal to take the medication regularly which would worsen the depression are very common among people with bipolar disorder. Her first memoir, Wasteda detailed very detailed account of her struggle with an eating disorder, made her rich and adored by millions.

Even when she was finally correctly diagnosed she had such a hard time. A Bipolar Lifechronicles the years following Wasted: My Bucket Has Holes: This is not a self-help book written to tell other suffering with this illness, ‘If you just follow these steps, you’ll be fine. The way Marya wrote this book you feel as if you are there with her-which I think how a memoir should read-and when she was going through her manic periods I was usually winded myself after reading about it.

This book gave me a true insight into the mind of someone who copes with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar disorder. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The shrink that finally got it right figured it out after about 10 minutes in his office, given her rapid speech and obvious mood swings. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder.


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But the journey is not easy or guaranteed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By the age of 10 she discovered alcohol helped her mood swings, and by age 14, she was trading sex for pills. Her doctor hornbcaher that not only did the alcohol block her medications, it was up to her to control her mental illness, which would always be with her.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There is a similar dynamic here in Madnessusing bipolar disorder. I hornbaxher get enough of Marya Hornbacher’s writing. A binge has only ever achieved my temporary physical surrender, whilst my mind remains trapped in its harness. More By and About This Author. I am not sure whether we would be where we are today if I did not read it.