The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar

The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar


Now in paperback from the New York Times bestselling writer of Manica gripping and eloquent account of the unfolding of her debilitating bipolar sickness in the course of her childhood.

The New York occasions bestselling writer blends a pitch-perfect childlike voice with prepared grownup statement as she stocks her heartrending, groundbreaking insider’s inspect the interesting and scary global of adolescence bipolar ailment.

Starting along with her first suicide try at age seven, Terri Cheney was once held hostage by means of her roller-coaster moods, veering from effortless A-pluses to overall paralysis, from bouts of obsessive hypersexuality to episodes of alcoholic abandon that almost rate her her lifestyles. at the open air, her global seemed ideal. She was once lovely and shrewdpermanent, an instructional famous person and renowned cheerleader. but her internal global was once chaos, a well-guarded mystery too troubling, too painful to fathom even thirty years later in her bestselling memoir, Manic, which was once lauded as “chilling” and “brilliant” through People. In The darkish part of Innocence, her eye-opening follow-up, Terri stocks her poignant and compelling trip from a early life of catastrophe and melancholy to wish and survival, an informative first-person account of a gloomy beast that preys on a dazzling a million young children.

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