by Ellen Forney

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Ellen Forney is an artist. When she first becomes diagnosed with bipolar disorder, her initial reaction is one of elation. She sees her diagnosis as proof that she is a “crazy artist” equal to Vangogh or Hemingway in passion and creativity. But as she descends from the euphoria of mania into the depths of depression she is forced to recognize the seriousness of her situation. In seeking treatment for her pipolar disorder, will Forney ultimately “cure” her source of creativity?  In a memoir that equally funny and heartbreaking, Forney  takes full advantage of the graphic novel format to tell the story of her battles with mania and depression in a visually exciting and innovative way.

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