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Author : Arnold Thomas Fanning

While technically a biography, this does fall under the category of non-fiction: clinical psychology and mental health awareness.. gripping and sometimes harrowing, this is a must read for anyone who wants an insight into mental illness, in particular bipolar.

Arnold Thomas Fanning had his first experience of depression during adolescence, following the death of his mother. Some ten years later, an up-and-coming playwright, he was overcome by mania and delusions.  Thus began a terrible period in which he was often suicidal, increasingly disconnected from family and friends, sometimes in trouble with the law, and homeless in London. Drawing on his own memories, the recollections of people who knew him when he was at his worst, and medical and police records, Arnold Thomas Fanning has produced a beautifully written, devastatingly intense account of madness - and recovery.

 

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Irish-Times-award-2014

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