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on 15 December 2008
I rented this from the library and read it within a few days. I rarely read for too long in a day, but this was one of those books I literally couldn't put down.
Things such as the way in which Terri describes how she knew exactly when she was "three quarters manic" were very insightful, as was her brutual honesty, which could be compared to that of Elizabeth Wurtzel, in the way that there is no attempt made to make herself look good. It's all honest, bare and at times disturbing, which I found makes her more of an inspiration.
My only complaint is that it tends to jump around a lot, having no timeline, so it gets a bit confusing as to when these things happened in relation to eachother.
All in all, I'd certainly reccomened this to anyone who has experience of, or simply wants to know more about, bipolar, or any mental illness in general, really. Just be warned that this is no pretty account.