John Berendt author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Lizzie Simon's ingenious inquiry into the nature and treatment of manic depression -- her own as well as others' -- is a spellbinding revelation.The Village Voice
[U]tterly unselfconscious, funny, [and] harrowing.
Peter D. Kramer author of Listening to Prozac Detour
does for bipolar disorder what Prozac Nation
did for depression -- scopes it out from the viewpoint of someone who is young, hip, and vulnerable.
About the Author
Lizzie Simon, a graduate of Columbia University, was the creative producer of the Obie Award-winning Flea Theater in Manhattan. She recently was a consultant and field producer for the M.T.V. special "True Life: I'm Bipolar," which was inspired by Detour. The recipient of a grant from the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Lizzie is a frequent guest speaker and freelance writer. Visit her Web site at www.lizziesimon.com.