Forever Different: A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder

Forever Different A Memoir of One Woman s Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder An uncut raw and gripping story of one woman s life struggle with the extreme highs and lows of Bipolar I Disorder The denial of her diagnosis and the eventual acceptance of her medication and diseas

  • Title: Forever Different: A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder
  • Author: Christine F. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781492209867
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • An uncut, raw and gripping story of one woman s life struggle with the extreme highs and lows of Bipolar I Disorder The denial of her diagnosis and the eventual acceptance of her medication and disease She takes us from her innocence as a child to her adult criminal lifestyle, which led to a subsequent 70 month federal prison sentence for securities fraud A tale so unbeAn uncut, raw and gripping story of one woman s life struggle with the extreme highs and lows of Bipolar I Disorder The denial of her diagnosis and the eventual acceptance of her medication and disease She takes us from her innocence as a child to her adult criminal lifestyle, which led to a subsequent 70 month federal prison sentence for securities fraud A tale so unbelievable and elements so disturbing, you would swear you were reading fiction.

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    1. I sympathise with the author's struggles but I'm afraid the writing was too distractingly bad to keep reading this book. There are so many amazingly written, well documented books on struggles with mental illness already - writing may be theraputic but not all of it is worth sharing.

    2. Christine tells it like it is, no sugar-coating here. We get the highs and lows in a confessional, conversational style from someone caught in the middle of Bipolar Disorder with the grit to write a book to help others understand. Compelling.

    3. This was a very well written book. I can totally relate to the author. She has been through an awful lot and it take courage to share that with us. I admire her.

    4. I commend author Christine F. Anderson on the tremendous courage she brought to bear in order to share her experience and empower others who have struggled with mood disorders such as the bipolarity she experiences, other mental health conditions, problems with the law, and/or difficulties changing their way of life or personal behavior. These problems are multi-faceted, complex and affect many, many people's lives in critical ways. Yet if the spectre of mental illness, illegal acts, or substanc [...]

    5. A wakeup call for all of usA good listen after listening to (An Unquiet Mind by Dr. Jamison). In this book Christine tells it just how it is. She explains how mania ruined her life by making her prone to irrational thinking, and making her have a wild life that included: over spending, buying expensive clothes, cars, houses, maxing out credit cards, and even fraud, theivary, stealing money from clients credit cards, and identity theft. She was diagnosed many times by doctors and was prescribed w [...]

    6. Honest.It was not a fairy, tale ending, but seldom life is perfect, nor is mine. By the grace of God, I had an Epiphany or two. I will check with my Dr. To avoid getting to the point of no return.

    7. Who I really amThis is Christine's account of her life and admission that she has a mental illness. Christine was raised by her siblings. She was made promises by her mom and others that they would always be there for her then they die. She had a strong bond with her brother, until he marries, then she feels that he deserted her. She is an intelligent woman who delves into finance. She loves animals and living large. She is diagnosed early on with Bipolar which she chooses to ignore. The medicat [...]

    8. This is a very compelling and captivating story that I just could not put down. Christine gives an in-depth journey through her life starting at early childhood and moving through her youth and ultimately into her roller coaster ride of the throes of bipolar disorder. It carries her into a life of crime and eventually brought her to face the stark reality of who she is and what she needs to do to recover and hold onto her sanity. I applaud her courage at writing this story and feel certain that [...]

    9. I have read quite a few memoirs about mental health issues, but never have I read one which was so brutally honest. It takes a LOT for a person to talk about really personal and painful things like Christine reveals in her book. And she does so with pure honesty which I'm sure was very difficult for her. But by being so honest, it humanized her and reminded me that as outrageous as some of the things she did were, she is a person suffering from a disease. Knowing how far Christine has come and h [...]

    10. I recently met Christine through my place of work. I have enjoyed talking with her and getting to know her. When I learned she had written a book about her life, I was excited to read it. I finished it in a 24hour time frame. It was a great read and there is some truth in the statement "truth is stranger than fiction." Thank you Christine for sharing your story. I hope everyone who reads it comes away with a bit more knowledge on how bipolar disorder impacts not only the person with the diagnosi [...]

    11. Read in 3 daysI started this book, displeased the quirky editing "who would've thought?" Or other etc. after a few Kindle "pages" I couldn't put it down. I read it in 3 days. I caught myself judging the author! That's illegal, you can't do that. You shouldn't do that, all that money. Then I kept reading it. Bipolar is a real condition, and this is a personal account. She spent years in prison for what she did. And she tells it like it is. Don't let the slow start stop you from this book. It will [...]

    12. I have been attempting to write my own story of living with Manic Depression for awhile now. I congratulate Christine and everyone else dealing with the disorder who wrote their personal struggle. It is important that we remain vocal and open. This will help us all tremendously. Thanks again, Christine, for not only letting us all into your life, but by encouraging others, including myself, to do the same.

    13. Before I even started this book I was drawn to it just by the title 'Forever Different'. My first thought, as a Bipolar sufferer myself, was 'someone else gets it'. I was right. Even though this story is so much different from mine, there are many similarities. I could plainly see the highs and lows in her life; the symptoms and characteristics of Bipolar Disorder. It's a great read. It not only shows a great example of a life with Bipolar, it is also an exciting story.

    14. I couldn't put the book down, it is definitely a page turner. As someone who also has bipolar 1 disorder I found it very captivating. I admire Christine for her bravery and her continued support to fight the stigma.

    15. Great book!! Could not put it down, after many years of thinking I was alone with this illness reading has really upon path to understanding that im not alone

    16. I won't be reading anymore of this book to support the author after reading a trusted persons comment on . I googled, and not supporting this.

    17. I thought the author was brave to have put all of that out there. It was an amazing book and I certainly recommend it to everyone who suffers from a mental illness.

    18. A kindred soulHaving bipolar 1 it's always interesting to hear someone else's story. In so many places I could relate to her mania to her struggles and know I'm not alone

    19. Forever differentAmazing read ! Especially if you suffer from bipolar or love someone with the illness. I could relate to her story

    20. GoodLove the book!! Well written. Made younger all the pain,sorrow, aggravation and frustration of a person afflicted with being bipolar

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