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Book details
  • SubGenre:Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781483536392

I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar

by Wendy K. Williamson

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Just as a photographer might shoot a photo through a colored lens, Wendy Williamson skillfully holds up the filter of mania and depression for her reader to peer through. With heart-wrenching honesty and humor, she shows the effects of bipolar disorder on the mind, body and soul of those who suffer from it. Despite Wendy’s struggles, this is a not a book that brings the reader down, rather a road map for wellness and a vastly informative, yet entertaining, guided tour of bipolar disorder for those who don’t understand it. With her perceptive self-awareness, the author is equal parts comedienne and educator, and she tells the unbelievable highs and lows of her story with a clear, grounded candor.




"Williamson presents her memoir as a guide for people affected by bipolar disorder—those who suffer from the condition as well as their family, friends, and acquaintances. Williamson's prose is direct and thankfully not given to flowery language or circumspectness about her condition. The book is straightforward and the author achieves something difficult in a memoir: she remembers feelings from a period of her life, while still providing distance and perspective. Williamson's analysis of the mental health field and mental health professionals is insightful without being preachy, and she presents her story with grace and humor."

-Publishers Weekly

About the author

Wendy K. Williamson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type I eight weeks before graduating from Virginia Tech. After she was downsized from corporate America, Wendy wrote her first book – a memoir of honesty and hope – called I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar (AuthorHouse, 2010). Her second book, Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder, was co-written with editor/partner Honora Rose (Post Hill Press, 2013). It is a must have for anyone with the illness, clinician or loved one.

Wendy has written for The Huffington Post, BP Magazine, Bipolar Disorder for Dummies: 2nd Edition, The Two River Times and BP Hope.com. Her books have been reviewed by Publisher's Weekly, National Alliance on Mental Illness’ The Advocate, The International Bipolar Foundation, The Shreveport Times and many others. Wendyis the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group and has been interviewed on over forty radio stations. Follow her at: @bipolarwendy, @2bipolarchicks, and Facebook at Two Bipolar Chicks. wendykwilliamson.wordpress.com/   www.wendykwilliamson.com.