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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452068518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452068510
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"the author achieves something difficult in a memoir: she remembers feelings from a period of her life, while still providing distance and perspective. Williamson's analysis of the mental health field and mental health professionals is insightful without being preachy, and she presents her story with grace and humor." 

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Publishers Weekly


"skillfully weaves together several levels of a young woman's life... [it] is, like its title, an assertion that a life touched by bipolar disorder is still a life with its own logic.
The book does a great job at describing that logic."

 
-National Alliance of Mental Illness/NAMI's The Advocate

About the Author

Wendy Williamson always wrote poetry, but while studying at Virginia Tech decided to write a book. A decade later, after being downsized and fed up with corporate America, she shifted gears and wrote it.  I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar is an honest memoir of healing and hope. Her second book, Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living With Bipolar Disorder, co-written with author Honora Rose, was published by Post Hill Press in early 2014.

Wendy has written for Bipolar for Dummies: 2nd Edition, BP Magazine and The Two River Times. Her book has been reviewed by Publisher's Weekly and National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) The Advocate. Wendy has been interviewed on over forty radio stations and is the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group. Wendy blogs for BPHope, tweets @bipolarwendy and @2bipolarchicks and wears out laptops to stay sane. wendykwilliamson.com and twobipolarchicks.com.

More About the Author

Wendy graduated from Virginia Tech and after a decade in corporate America, embarked on her writing career. I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar, a memoir of healing and hope, is her first book. The author's second book,Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living With Bipolar Disorder, is a collaboration with author Honora Rose.

Wendy has written for the Huffington Post, BP Magazine, The Two River Times and Bipolar for Dummies: 2nd Edition. She blogs for BPHope.com and has been reviewed by Publisher's Weekly and National Alliance on Mental Illness' The Advocate. Wendy has been interviewed on over forty radio stations and is the founder of The Red Bank Writers Group. The author lives in NJ, wearing out laptops to stay sane.

Follow Wendy at:

www.wendykwilliamson.com
www.twobipolarchicks.com
www.wendykwilliamson.wordpress.com
twitter: 2bipolarchicks
twitter: bipolarwendy





Customer Reviews

I enjoy reading about that which breathes in me as well.
twinmama
I recommend this book to anyone who has a friend or someone in the family with Bipolar.
Lyn
I found this book very informative and very honestly written.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 14, 2010
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The best type of book for me both entertains and teaches. This book does that "in spades"
I could not put in down as I both laughed and cried. Throughout the author so exquisitely reveals her fascinating story. Even if you do not know a person with bipolar disorder, I think most would find it educational and uplifting reading.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By naturelady on January 17, 2011
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This book will make you laugh and cry as Wendy shares her journey through her life of ups and downs. You will share her denial when she is diagnosed with bipolar disease, her reluctant acceptance of the disease, her journey to learn about herself and ultimately how she learns to triumphantly live with her disease. This book is a testimony to the author's insight, perseverance and humor into her life with bipolar disease.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Carol Rose on May 7, 2012
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This very forth-right author shares her extensive experiences, as well as what she has learned living with Bipolar Disorder. It runs the gamut of experiences: drugs, poor choices, hospitalizations & run-ins with the law. It's an excellent, informative book for anyone who wants to understand what living with Bipolar Disorder can be like, as well as a motivator for those with this illness to seek treatment.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By kjs on March 11, 2012
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I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar told from the viewpoint of a bipolar young woman gives insight into how this mental illness affects a person. I have a relative who copes with Bipolar issues and it was good for me to see it from his side of the fence. Reading this book will help one in understanding mental illess and the pain the afflicted and those who love them live with on a daily basis. But, there is hope. Like many other cronic illnesses, it can be treated. Once one accepts the illness one can work towards wholeness with the help of a supportive family, a good doctor and certain drugs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EYESMILE on May 17, 2013
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This book was a great read. Never since Kaye Redfiekd Jamison have I read such a down to earth account of the struggles of being bipolar. I've tried many and they fall way short, like the authors are after money or recognition. This author gives her feelings in all states at the gut level that I can well relate to. Same with medication and treatment issues and life issues in general. I was never hospitalized, thankfully, or had no one to force the issue. I did have to go on disability because I couldn't keep it together. Mixed states author explains are all too real and horrible. Mania you are queen of the universe and when depressed lower than dirt.
I could feel her pain, joy, hurt and confusion. Excellent book......
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By linlagirl on May 9, 2012
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As a person with bipolar disorder, I found this book very relatable. It's a real representation of the many struggles that we go through on a daily basis. For anyone who is curious about what life's really like having bipolar, this book is an awesome read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MAURYA Beckum on April 8, 2013
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I have seen the highs and lows, felt like the victim with nowhere to go for help, lost the support of close family, and berated myself for "allowing" my daughter to become bipolar. This book assured me that it isn't my fault, and that I can rest assured that I can go on. I pray that my 26 year old will reach a point like the author, when she takes control of her meds, gets exercise, therapy, and learns to take care of herself. I dream of a day when I can reclaim my own life. Thank you,Wendy, for giving us both a ray of hope and a modicum of understanding. We are not alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert on April 4, 2013
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This book is written by a person with bipolar disorder, mainly for people with bipolar disorder. If you know a family member or friend with bipolar disorder, this book will give you good insight into many common themes and experiences bipolar people typically go through. For those people who don't know anyone with bipolar disorder, aren't affected themselves, and haven't done any research into the illness - this book is not for you. Please don't waste your time reading it or giving it a bad review.

I've struggled with bipolar disorder for 15 years and relate to so many things in this book. I know other people with bipolar disorder who would also relate to this book. Bipolar disorder has common threads that many of us, but not all, experience. Drug and alcohol abuse, addiction, manic frenzies that destroy stability and friendships, severe financial trouble, repeatedly being on the psych unit, dealing with other patients, staff, and policies while on the psych unit, depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts/success, bad police encounters, strained family relationships, job trouble, unstable relationships, scary romantic relationships, more job trouble, dealing every day with medications and their cruel side effects, and finally those one or two friends or family members who somehow, someway manage to stick with you through everything when they should have cut and run.

Excellent read, Wendy - thanks for writing this book.
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