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Marbles

Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me : A Graphic Memoir
Forney, Ellen (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Marbles


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Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.
Authors: Forney, Ellen
Title: Marbles
mania, depression, Michelangelo, & me : a graphic memoir
Publisher: New York :, Gotham Books,, c2012
Characteristics: 248 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Ellen Forney
Summary: Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.
ISBN: 9781592407323
1592407323
Branch Call Number: GN 920 FORNEY 2012
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Report This Apr 09, 2014
  • Jasta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So poignant! I couldn't put it down til I was done.

Loved it! I totally appreciate Forney's honesty. Really cool book.

Report This Jul 22, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I hadn't ever wanted to be healthy and balanced. I'd always been drawn to the "tortured artist" ideal: passionate and driven, sacrificing sleep, health, blood, sweat, tears. . . . Is bipolar disorder a curse, a source of misery and pain? A dangerous, often life-threatening disease? Or an inextricable, even essential part of many creative personalities? A source of inspiration and profound artistic work?" --- Ellen Forney bravely tells the story of her personal struggles with these questions after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a passionate, 29-year-old artist. It was a struggle that lasted years, and she shares many intimate stories that illustrate the symptoms of her disorder as they played out in her life, admits to the many ways she resisted the treatments her doctor recommended, and relates her explorations into the connections between artistic genius and mental instability as she tried to come to terms with who she would become as a potentially balanced, stable, medicated person. It's a powerful journey because of her willingness to make herself so exposed and vulnerable to us.

Report This Jun 26, 2013
  • Bjreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

fun and informative graphic novel on cartoonist Ellen Forney's struggle with Bipolar Disorder.

Report This Jun 08, 2013
  • leensbo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For anyone with a mood disorder this is an incredibly validating read. Forney is straightforward, honest and very candid about her experiences, which likely mirror many others in many ways.

"An artist describes her bipolar disorder diagnosis and her struggles with mental stability while discussing other creative people throughout history who were also labelled as "crazy," including van Gogh, O'Keeffe, and Plath." April 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=623168

Report This Apr 11, 2013
  • Kebabette rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So very good - compelling, interesting, and funny as all heck.

Report This Apr 08, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once I started this book I couldn't book it down. It's that compelling, creative, honest and brave. Thank you Ellen!

Report This Dec 28, 2012
  • seki rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For those who struggle with being diagnosed as bi polar, this is a great book to help one understand the ups and downs of the illness. One of the great parts of the book is that she gives gentle suggestions for books, techniques and exercises that she has tried that may help you or someone you love naviagte the "Marbles" (and do not let anyone tell you it is a Madness) of this chemical imbalance.

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