Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Scattershot: My Bipolar Family
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525950788, Hardcover)David Lovelace, along his brother and both his parents, is bipolar. This is his extraordinary and vivid memoir of life within his memorable, maddening, loving and unique family. Full Blown is Lovelace's poignant, humorous, and vivid account of growing up and coming to terms with the highs and lows of manic depression. David's father was a Princeton-trained theology professor deemed too eccentric for the ministry and his mother battled depression all her life. Manic episodes were part of family life - they called them the 'whim-whams'. David was a teenager when his first serious depression hit, and at college when he first became manic. He ran to escape it - to Mexico, South America and then New York, to drugs and alcohol - before he realised the futility of running. A father himself, a son and a brother, David's matter-of-fact approach to growing up surrounded by the unique creativity often sparked by manic depression is compelling. In the vein of Stuart, A Life Backwards and Augusten Burroughs' Running with Scissors , David's poetic ability to detail the unique highs and harrowing lows makes a remarkable and gripping read.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:42 -0400)
An account of the author's predominantly bipolar family discusses his parents' and brother's struggles with their symptoms, his own development of bipolar disorder, and his observations on the connection between his family's illness and their religious faith.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.