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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (Picador Classic Book 4) Kindle Edition

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From Kay Redfield Jamison - an international authority on manic-depressive illness, and one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at American Universities - a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic depression, and how it shaped her life. With vivid prose and wit, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness - a world in which one pole can be the alluring dark land ruled by what Byron called the "melancholy star of the imagination," and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty."
--Oliver Sacks

"The most emotionally moving book I've ever read about emotions."
--William Safire, The New York Times Magazine

"An invaluable memoir of manic depression, at once medically knowledgeable, deeply human, and beautifully written ... at times poetic, at times straightforward, always unashamedly honest."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Written with poetic and moving sensitivity ... a rare and insightful view of mental illness from inside the mind of a trained specialist."
--Time

"A distinguished addition to the literature of mental illness, worthy of comparison to the classics in the genre, such as William Styron's Darkness Visible."
--Newark Star-Ledger --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00M43ZYFC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador; Main Market edition (15 December 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 702 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who has, knows someone with it is interested in bipolar
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who has, knows someone with it is interested in bipolar
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2019
A compelling memoir on the turbulent life of a manic depressive, written by one of the world’s leading authorities in the disorder. Part science writing, part memoir, this book offers an intimate insight into what it is like to live with bipolar

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5.0 out of 5 stars I am not mentall health trained but bought this to help understand family member a little better, a wonderful book
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