Saturday, April 13, 2013

MARBLES

Author:  Ellen Forney
Genre:  Graphic Memoir, Standalone
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  3.75/5 (good +)
Format:  Book
Yearly Count:  28


Ellen is diagnosed with Bi-Polar I Disorder and shares her deepest thoughts and actions as she goes on a quest for making her life the best it can be.

Geez!  Reading this book made ME feel bipolar!  The ups and downs and racing thoughts were difficult to read.  I can only imagine living it!

I really liked that Ellen pursued a question throughout the book that I found intriguing:  Does taking medication (to temper the highs and lows) affect creativity?  It gave a focus to the book, and she does come to a conclusion for herself.  I liked her perseverance and the insight that she gained.

8 comments:

  1. I liked this one a lot too - it made me understand bipolar disorder a little more.

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  2. After Kathy reviewed this one I knew I wanted to read it!! Great review.

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    1. Staci ~ It's a quick read, but very insightful.

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  3. I put this one on my wish list.

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    1. Bybee ~ You really get a good understanding what Bipolar is from her perspective.

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  4. This one tempts me because I think the cover is cool. Not sure if the story will really do it for me though.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I don't think you would want this book in your home. There are several pages of nudity in it. I forgot to mention that in my post.

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