There is tension in this story--one doctor told Steel if she could get Nick to live to 30, he'd probably live a normal life span. (For example, Nick's troubled dad resurfaced, sober, soon after his son's death.) And Steel conveys a sense of the intelligence Nick used to conceal his learning disability, and the irreverent charm that alternated with irrational rages. Oliver Sacks has urged us not to ask what neurological disease a person has, but what sort of person the disease has got hold of. Steel gives us a vivid sense of the costs of the disease to a family--and of the person who was Nick Traina. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Danielle Steele 's honesty is a tribute to both her and Nick. She brings us into a world that shows us mental illness as a real family issue and how as a family they dealt with... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ma
Although reading this is frightening since my daughter suffers from the same manic depression, I have been grateful to see another persons perspective and have learned about how to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Rivers
Loved this book. I would have liked less personal letters and poems in it. I skipped over them.Published 1 month ago by Jan
I found this book to be very interesting I love how Daniel still opens her heart to the public to paint beautiful picture of her son gives you great insight into the bipolar... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stacey Rae
This book is sad , inspiring and at times hard to read if you have lost a child. He was blessed to have the family he had . They did all they could do for him . Read morePublished 1 month ago by verona routt