Terri Cheney's best-selling 2008 book MANIC: A MEMOIR chronicled the intense lows and highs of bipolar disorder and how it affected the life of this dynamic Los Angeles entertainment lawyer. In Cheney's 2011 follow-up, she revisits her anguished childhood years, and the private hell of living with undiagnosed depression and mania. This harrowing account of childhood mental illness is not to be a self-help guide, but parents of bipolar children will benefit from Cheney's extraordinary insight and experience, and adults who have suffered from the condition will find a compassionate ally.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
Subgenre: Developmental / Child, Psychopathology / Manic-Depressive Illness, Personal Memoirs