The up and Down Life

The up and Down Life

The Truth About Bipolar Disorder-- the Good, the Bad, and the Funny

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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A fresh, honest, and practical guide to living with bipolar disorder.

Paul Jones, a stand-up comedian and workshop leader who suffers from bipolar disorder, uses humor, honesty, and hard-won practical advice to dispel the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and shed light on the challenges of living with bipolar disorder.

Offering an intimate view of life with bipolar disorder--including the most common mistakes bipolar individuals make and how to avoid them-- and covering every aspect from diagnosis, social life, home life, and career, this is an accessible and engaging guide from someone who's been there and can help readers cope and thrive.
Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780399534225
Branch Call Number: 616.895 JONES
Characteristics: xvi, 240 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Andrea


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aahhaa Sep 02, 2011

I will be buying this one!

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

very helpful and cleverly-written, especially for those who know someone with bipolar disorder.

Jan 10, 2011

Excellent book. I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2007 and have read over 25 books on the subject. This is an easy read and a great autobiography. I wouldn't recommend this as a resource book for bipolar. If you're looking for that type of book I would recommend "Living with someone who is living with bipolar disorder" by Chelsea Lowe

Aug 23, 2010

For anyone who is suffering or has a family member suffering from bipolar disorder - This book is a MUST! It is a light and funny read on a hard topic. I immediately went and bought this book to have as a resource.


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