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Manic: A Memoir
Manic A Memoir
Author: Terri Cheney
On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless facade lay a dangerous secret -- for the better part of her life Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescriptions meant to stabilize her moods and make...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061430237
ISBN-10: 0061430234
Publication Date: 2/1/2008
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is a true life story that is written in a simple and haunting way. You can see exactly how 'sane' it feels to be depressed and suicidal. I have not read any other book that describes so well the absolute hopelessness that you feel when you have no one to turn to, have tried and failed conventional treatments, and feel like the only option is to simply stop participating in life.Anyone who has ever battled feelings of despair, depression, and suicidal thoughts will carry this book in their head for a long time.
LoveNE avatar reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A well written look into the life of one persons struggle with Bi-polar disorder. Leaves you with a better and more empathetic insight of what people suffering with this illness feel and think. She allows the reader to experience her highs and lows regardless of any remorse or embarrassment. It was truly a courageous body of work.
babyjulie avatar reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 336 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I read this months ago so I can't really remember exact details. I'm a memoir lover at heart and this is an excellant memoir. I'm only now listing it because I was going to keep it- I don't keep many books. Cheney did a wonderful job letting her readers into her life. I definitely recommend this one!
Bernelli avatar reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great insight on the struggles a person deals with in living with Bipolar disorder. The author gives an honest, revealing description of life as a manic depressive. Very informational, very well written, and has me rooting for her success in bringing relief to others dealing with this disorder.
mars05 avatar reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book is filled with fascinating situations and Cheney brilliantly brings us along in her journey of bipolar disorder. This book is extremely powerful and Cheney even manages to make you laugh when all you want to do is cry. Manic captures the real experiences of what a person with bipolar disorder endures. This book is a must-read for the masses, physicians and novices alike, who are interested in genuinely understanding the struggle of having bipolar disorder.
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ilovebooksanddogs avatar reviewed Manic: A Memoir on + 356 more book reviews
This was a roller-coaster ride of a book. I really liked the way she wrote it out of sequence due to her not recalling when her episodes happened or in what order, that's quite unusual but it worked. This really opened my eyes to bi-polar disorder and the turmoil involved, I had no idea how bad it could be. My heart truly goes out to her and to anyone battling with this disorder.