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Detour : my bipolar road trip in 4-D

by Simon, Lizzie.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RC516.S56 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  RC516.S56 2002
 
 
Summary
The author, a twenty-three-year-old living with bipolar disorder, describes her life and her quest to find other people like herself.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Simon's fast-paced, engrossing memoir begins with an account of the episode that led to her diagnosis of bipolar disorder at 17. Armed with lithium and determination, Simon graduated from Columbia University and became a creative producer at a theater in New York. Despite her many successes, Simon was restless and ultimately decided to leave the theater and go cross-country seeking other young, successful people with bipolar disorder. Her first interviewee was Nicholas, a wealthy, seemingly prosperous man who handled his disorder with drugs and alcohol (and sans medication). Nonetheless, Simon fell in love with him. On the road, Simon called mental health centers and attended support groups, meeting a wide variety of thriving young bipolar people, from a radio DJ to a college student who had to leave ROTC after her diagnosis. Simon connected with each person, but most important she found a connection with herself. Inspiring and enjoyable, Detour will change misconceptions about bipolar disorder and is a must-read for anyone who is or who knows someone coping with a mental illness. --Kristine Huntley"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Simon, Lizzie.
Manic-depressive persons -- United States -- Biography.
Manic-depressive illness -- Popular works.
Publisher New York :Atria Books,2002
Language English
Description viii, 211 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0743446593 (alk. paper)
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