Long Shot

My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me
Product Number: EB00272329
Released: Apr 08, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062074638
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Combine Seabiscuit with Manic-throw in a touch of HBO's "Temple Grandin"-and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar depression, until she discovered the miraculous healing and calming effect of horses-a revelation that ultimately enabled her to manage her illness, conquer the sexism of her field, and triumph as a champion jockey in the male-dominated world of horse racing. A fascinating, courageous, and ultimately redemptive true story, Long Shot has won high praise from Phyllis Chesler Ph.D., author of Women and Madness, who says, "[Harris's] attempt to find balance, joy, connectedness, and purpose in life constitutes a great adventure story."

Author(s): Sylvia Harris
Original Publish Date: Mar 08, 2011

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