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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Madness — Marya Hornbacher

It may feel as if the story is redundant hornnacher the middle-end of the book, but it also feels intentional, showing what it is to experience a “chronic” illness: When she is manic, her writing reaches a fevered pitch of vivid descriptions of taste, sound, visceral feelings, fear, panic, giddiness, and delusions bordering on full blown p Amazing memior by an amazingly strong woman. The story tells of the author’s experience with the disease, suffering, unknowing, discovery, treatment and the “ups and downs” she goes through.


This one, unfortunately didn’t quite cut it.

As ofMarya is working on several projects. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

May 12, Kris rated it really liked it. A Life Houghton Mifflin is an madnes, beautifully written book about the difficulties, and promise, of living with mental illness.

This book is fundamentally a description of the experience of bipolar disorder. Marya Hornbacher seems to exist in two states: By reflecting her mirror image to readers she showed them that she was similar to what they see in their own mirrors, and inspired some to recover.

She’s like an extreme-condition crash test dummy. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Come see Ruby Wax, he said. Marya has also written another book called “Wasted” that I cannnot wait to read. On a side note: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I got about madnfss way through and had enough. It is a memoir that unlike others before it will undoubtedly imprint itself on the consciousness of those who chance to read it.

Madness: A Bipolar Life

I should probably note that I have read a lot of memoirs and that I may have a fairly high standard now. English Choose a language for shopping. She is seriously a genius.

She is the only child of Jay and Judy Hornbacher, professional theatre actors and directors. View all 3 comments.


You live your madneess day to day hoping that they are not going to spiral out,stop taking medication to be manic. The blue cover with pretty pictures was the only pleasant thing about this book.

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You end up feeling just as frustrated as she was in trying to get help for her problems. This books came to me as a saviour in moments when I was desperately searching for answers. Both were finalists for the Books for Better Life Award. Amazing memior by an amazingly strong woman. She cannot do her P. Actually I heard an urban legend that the author died of heart trouble after writing that book, and then saw some of her other books listed, and so was curious.

An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: Even when she was finally correctly diagnosed she had such a hard time. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: