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Madness

(2008)
A Bipolar Life
A non fiction book by

 
 
An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights

When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder.

In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage -- where bipolar always beckons -- is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir.

Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: millions of people in America today are struggling with a variety of disorders that may disguise their bipolar disease. And Hornbacher's fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change, too, the current debate on whether bipolar in children actually exists.

Ten years after Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, this storm of a memoir will revolutionize our understanding of bipolar disorder.



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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 0-00-725063-0 / 978-0-00-725063-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 0-618-75445-8 / 978-0-618-75445-8 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 0-00-725064-9 / 978-0-00-725064-6 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 0-547-23780-4 / 978-0-547-23780-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 0-358-29701-X / 978-0-358-29701-7 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life; Library Edition
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-09-406376-2 / 978-1-09-406376-8
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September 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-09-406377-0 / 978-1-09-406377-5
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April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-4332-1234-X / 978-1-4332-1234-5 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-4332-1236-6 / 978-1-4332-1236-9 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
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ISBN: 1-4332-1235-8 / 978-1-4332-1235-2 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-4332-1237-4 / 978-1-4332-1237-6 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
ISBN: 1-4332-1238-2 / 978-1-4332-1238-3 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life (Text Only)
Author(s): Marya Hornbacher
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Madness: A Bipolar Life
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Publisher: Mariner Books
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