Book Reviews of A Brilliant Madness : Living With Manic-Depressive Illness

A Brilliant Madness : Living With Manic-Depressive Illness
A Brilliant Madness Living With Manic-Depressive Illness
Author: Patty Duke
ISBN-13: 9780553072563
ISBN-10: 0553072560
Publication Date: 6/1/1992
Pages: 285
Rating:
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4.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Insightful and inspiring. Excellent read for anyone who lives with any kind of mental illness or for anyone who loves someone with it!
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Incredibly insightful report of what it's like to live with bipolar illness, and it's causes, symptoms, treatments.

Told with eloquence and compassion, offering hope for others with this often painful disorder.
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An easy read, insightful and fascinating insight into the life of a bipolar female, even in the limelight. GREAT read.
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This book gives a lot of insite into manic depressive illness. It was a lot of help to me.
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Patty Duke,s follow-up to her first book about her manic depression "My Name is Anna". Both interesting and informative.
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A look inside a person with bi polar. Helpful in understanding the problem.
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A wonderful resource for people who either suffer from manic-depression or know someone who does. This book clarifies many questions about this illness.
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Patti goes crazy! An interesting background for the Patti Duke persona, and how she managed to craft a life around the dual insanity of fame and Hollywood. Very helpful for those with a manic in the family.
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If you have been diagnosed with bipolar illness, as I have, or know someone who has, this book is a first-hand descriptor of what the experience is like. I admire Patty Duke (aka Anna) for coming forth with her story and sharing it so openly. Very readable and accessible. The anecdotes added by Gloria Hochman, a medical reporter, widen the story and make it even more useful to individuals who want to understand the breadth of this disorder.
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An interesting and informative book.
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Patty (Ann) Duke was one of the first celebrities to share her story with the world. She shares her volatile public life while struggling to maintain her mental and emotional balance. She relives the long road to understanding and recovery from a life controlled by Bipolar Disorder (manic depression). Her relief at finding the cause of the problems and finding out there was help available is an emotional journey many of us can relate to on our own bipolar lives. I loved her candid details of the shame she felt at times. I'm so thankful to have not been dealing with my own illness in the public eye. She has always been such a mentor for me. Very inspiring. This book is also a very good source for family members to understand the complexities of living with this disorder, and if they are an age to remember her career as an actress, it may touch them in a way we can't explain ourselves.