Read a free sample or buy Bipolar. Memorias de un estado de ánimo by Cheney, Terri. You can read this book with Apple Books on your. “Comprendí que la autentica belleza no reside en la ausencia de fealdad sino en su aceptación.” ― Terri Cheney, Bipolar. Memorias de un estado de · 2 likes. Rachel said: To be clear: there are bipolar rich people and there are bipolar On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills.

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I’m a spectator here. Sep 16, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while xheney sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 05, Vincent Scarpa rated it it was ok. But still, somehow I’ve found it–at least long enough to spend another afternoon in the little cafe.

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Along the way Terri loses her father to cancer, gains and loses countless friends and boyfriends and goes to numerous measures to try and make herself better including electro shock treatment and numerous drugs. It just didn’t matter anymore. What I loved about this book is the vividness of description. To manic-depressives, they will recognize themselves.

The description of bipolar disorder seems accurate to one who is not afflicted, but has known many who areand it’s told in an interesting way — episodically, which is in keeping with the subject matter. Unfortuently she didnt get treatment earlier as her father refused to believe her daughter was sick saying “its all in your head.

Manic Quotes by Terri Cheney

It’s dicourse, just another way to ease the insatiable need for contact and communication. She also tries to kill herself several times. That grates on me. Many other examples could be cited — pressured speech, decreased need for sleep, hypersexuality, impulsiveness, racing thoughts, and other manic symptoms are brought to life through her detailed recounting of painful incidents. I no longer want to fly kites in a thunderstorm. Cheney takes the reader through a series of anecdotal chapters, revealing, in no particular order, how her journey toward some kind of balance finally brought her to a place of acceptance.


Maybe its worse when you’re a lawyer, and you know what rights are being violated. Sometimes it’s just enough that they end.

He is a great reviewer. Most jarring was the glowing thanks to her mother, who appears nowhere in the book despite the many personal and family crises depicted. We were hopelessly outnumbered, but we still slapped and kicked and karate-chopped ourselves until we reached an uneasy truce.

Manic Quotes

I thought it would be an interesting book. I memoeias paranoid for even putting this up because someone might make the wrong assumption about me but I LOVE books about mental illness and mental institutions.

I’m not manic, nor have I ever been manic. I asked my local library to order this book so I could read it. It was fascinating to be inside her head, both when she’s manic and depressed, but yerri when she is “sane”.

Memorlas know of and read of so many people with bipolar where they don’t realize that alcohol in particular is a major factor in making things worse. I sat down on my couch with bjpolar book last night Whatever the mechanism, the result is that you emerge on the other side anino the attempt with an awareness of what it means to be alive. After years of secretly struggling with manic depression, Ms. This wasn’t an account of her illness, this was an account of all the nice bipllar she has and how pretty she is and how all that, still – to her OK, I got to chapter 14 out of Feb 04, Ann Wilkens rated it really liked it.


As someone who has loved ones who have had to battle illness throughout their lives im particularly symathetic to people in their position. People, like me, who suffer from depression, anxiety, or mania will recognize the author’s pain but still gain something new, as everyone’s journey with mental illness is unique. At first I thought that I would have preferred them to be chronological, but by the end I realized that this random structure did not detract and also gave a very literal view into what it is like to be inside of a bipolar mind.

What got me, though, was how she always said this time the depression was the worst ever. She comes across as very unsympathetic, aanimo was odd for me.

Set up a giveaway. There’s nothing wrong with the writing in this memoir.

The main reason I enjoyed this book was because it was different – facing up to mania. I hope that this book might open the eyes to even a few people out there who think that the illness is a mind over matter type thing. In my opinion the story stood alone. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

It’s a quick read, and you’ll find yourself thinking about it long after you finish the book. Preview — Manic by Terri Cheney. The writing is okay, but she’s kind of hard to like.

Was it in keeping with grandiosity, a common symptom of bipolar disorder? With ManicCheney gives voice to the unarticulated madness she endured.