This book is a real life story chronicling Marya Hornbacher's obstacles she has to overcome while being bipolar. She details her mania, her negative behavior and the effects of her actions on herself and her family.
Her writing is powerful and evocative; you feel that you know what she is going through when she is in a manic state. Her struggles eating disorders, alcoholism, and her medications are constant. She is honest and it feels like she really brings you into her world so you can get an idea of what being bipolar is like.