I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar

by Wendy K. Williamson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/9/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452068510
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452068503
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452068527

About the Book

Just as a photographer might shoot a photo through a colored lens, Wendy Williamson skillfully holds up the filter of mania and depression for her reader to peer through. With heart-wrenching honesty and humor, she shows the effects of bipolar disorder on the mind, body and soul of those who suffer from it. Publisher's Weekly says: "Williamson's prose is direct and thankfully not given to flowery language or circumspectness about her condition. The book is straightforward and the author achieves something difficult in a memoir: she remembers feelings from a period of her life, while still providing distance and perspective. Williamson's analysis of the mental health field and mental health professionals is insightful without being preachy, and she presents her story with grace and humor." National Alliance on Mental Illness' The Advocate: "skillfully weaves together several levels of a young woman's life... [it] is, like its title, an assertion that a life touched by bipolar disorder is still a life with its own logic. The book does a great job at describing that logic."

About the Author

Wendy Williamson spent her childhood taking flurries of words from her head to paper as early as eight years old. She graduated from Virginia Tech and after a decade in corporate, embarked on her writing career.


Her introductory book: I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar is a memoir of healing and hope. Her second book is called Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder (Post Hill Press, 2014) .


Wendy writes for The Huffington Post and BPHope.com. She has written for The Two River Times, BP Magazine and Bipolar for Dummies: 2nd Edition. She is the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group. The author tweets as "bipolarwendy" and "2bipolarchicks" which keeps her talking to cyberspace and laughing at herself. Wendy has been interviewed on over forty radio stations worldwide and lives in NJ with her two kitties and fiance, wearing out laptops to stay sane.

www.wendykwilliamson.com www.twobipolarchicks.com