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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098391997
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098391980

Resilience

A First-Generation Chinese-American Woman's Life Living with Bipolar Disorder

by Shirley Wang

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Overview
"Resilience: A First-Generation Chinese-American Woman's Life Living with Bipolar Disorder" is a breathtaking story about one woman's inspiring life. Shirley Wang's memoir gives readers a glimpse into how life changed in China post-Cultural Revolution. It also shares her story of living with bipolar disorder while maintaining a family and career. Life has not been easy for Shirley, but she is resilient. Every time she fell, she got up strong. This is her story.
Description
"Resilience: A First-Generation Chinese-American Woman's Life Living with Bipolar Disorder" is a breathtaking story about one woman's inspiring life. Shirley Wang's memoir gives readers a glimpse into how life changed in China post-Cultural Revolution. It also shares her story of living with bipolar disorder while maintaining a family and career. Life has not been easy for Shirley, but she is resilient. Every time she fell, she got up strong. This is her story. This powerful memoir shares triumph, struggle, and inspiration. Shirley shares both her own personal perspectives and background while elaborating on the complex history of China in the 20th century. Shirley's memoir reminds readers that no matter what challenges life presents, it is possible to triumph. Throughout her life, she has experienced profound adversity along with a crippling mental illness. Yet, she made it through to the other side, stronger and more resilient. Get ready to follow along as she shares her fascinating life story that is certain to motivate you to never give up, no matter the challenges you face. Shirley is an inspiration to us all, and this is a must-read for advocates of mental health, readers of history, and those who simply love a good story.
About the author
Shirley was born in Shanghai, China in the late 1960s amidst the Cultural Revolution. After China adopted the Open-Door policy, she received a college and business school education and worked as a nurse, pharmaceutical sales representative, market researcher, and pharmaceutical product marketing manager. She later immigrated to the United States after marrying her American husband. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014. She had her first episode of mental illness at the age of 21 and was later diagnosed as having bipolar I disorder with psychotic features. She has had a few relapses of her mental illness throughout her life and was hospitalized three times. Her condition is well-managed at present, under the care of her psychiatrist. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons in central New Jersey. She is a nationally certified medical interpreter and has been working as a remote medical interpreter, helping Mandarin speaking patients with limited English proficiency overcome language and cultural barriers, for over five years. Shirley is resilient and hardworking, and she is grateful for the family and friends who have been supportive throughout her life. She can be reached by email at: [email protected]
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