Manic

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD38088
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977306906
Narrator/s: Coleen Marlo
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless facade lay a dangerous secret-for the better part of her life Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescriptions meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In bursts of prose that mirror the devastating highs and extreme lows of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster life with shocking honesty-from glamorous parties to a night in jail; from flying fourteen kites off the edge of a cliff in a thunderstorm to crying beneath her office desk; from electroshock therapy to a suicide attempt fueled by tequila and prescription painkillers. With Manic, Cheney gives voice to the unarticulated madness she endured. The clinical terms used to describe her illness were so inadequate that she chose to focus instead on her own experience, in her words, "on what bipolar disorder felt like inside my own body." Here the events unfold episodically, from mood to mood, the way she lived and remembers life. In this way the listener is able to viscerally experience the incredible speeding highs of mania and the crushing blows of depression, just as Cheney did.

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Author(s): Terri Cheney
Narrator(s): Coleen Marlo
Product Number Z100137019
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977326904
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Author(s): Terri Cheney
Product Number EB00235373
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061747281

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