If you have not read any book about mental illness, I will recommend this personal story book entitled Madness: A Bipolar Life. It is one of the recommended readings for my Creative Non-Fiction Writing class. After reading the first part of the book, I posted the writings below in the General Comment Section of the D2L (Desire To Learn – a section used by instructors and students for class activities in the United States):
Marya Hornbacher goes full circle in Part 1 of “Madness: A Bipolar Life” by starting from the cutting incident that leads her into the emergency room, and bringing us back to the same point after shedding lights on her life as a person suffering from mental illness.
It is a mouth full. She creates a vivid mental picture in her writing, uses repetition for emphasis, even as she delves into this inherited disease that has no cure. She uses adjectives to describe her mental and emotional feelings. She succeeds in educating the reader about the intricacies of this illness with her day and night struggles in a world where there are neither proper diagnosis nor proper treatment for her condition.
I am learning and hopes to learn more about the life of a Bipolar in my quest as a creative non-fiction writer.
Thank you Professor Kysar for recommending this book.
Thanks for reading. I hope you can get this book and learn about mental disorder, perhaps, to be able to better understand someone with this condition.
Bye for now, until next time.