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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S. (1 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583335501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583335505
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 446,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent read, no matter what your level of familiarity (or lack thereof) with mental illness."
--Bitch Magazine

"Blistering, brash and irreverant... [Moezzi's] courageous postcard from the edge can't come too soon."
--Gina Webb, The Atlanta Journal Constitution

"[W]hipsmart but whimsical...Moezzi's fierce honesty and comic self deprecation bind together winningly."
--Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe

"[A] defiantly frank memoir."
--Parade Magazine

"A captivating autobiographical account of [Moezzi's] struggle with bipolar disorder."
--Brian Mossop, Scientific American MIND

"At times moving, unsettling, and funny, Moezzi's brash, barely filtered memoir is a fascinating glimpse into a tumultuous mind."
--Teresa Weaver, Atlanta Magazine

"Moezzi is brutally honest...[and] bitingly funny in her narrative."
--Cliff Bellamy, The Herald-Sun

"Iranian-American story with a feminist bipolar twist."
--Tyler Cowen, New York Times Magazine "One-Sentence Book Review"

"[A] must-read autobiography... informative and uplifting."
--Atiya Hasan, Brown Girl Magazine

"A big brain and a big heart inform this courageous and often hilarious memoir."
--Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls

"Intelligent, accurate, entertaining, culturally relevant, and a little sassy..."
--New York Journal of Books

"Captivating . . . a powerful narrative."
--Scientific American

About the Author

Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American Muslim activist, attorney, writer, and award-winning author. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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