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.
I can understand what U went through with your son and friend, Nick. I pray for a cure for Manic Depression. May God be with U and your family!!Published 1 month ago by Charlene Young
As a person living with bipolar disorder, I was looking forward to reading this story of Nick Traina's life, however as I continued to read, I was disappointed by Danielle Steele's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ms. Robin E. Mccabe
The book is yellow and water damaged. I am very disappointed. Would have sent it back but that would have been wasting even more money. This book was not as described.Published 2 months ago by Stacy Dewberry Kinder
She explains the truth of manic depression from beginning to end. In the end it is not a person with an illness, it is a person battling a war within themselves, and that is what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amber pavlat