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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir (edition 2012)
by Ellen Forney
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
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Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.
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