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Terrific Graphic Memoir,
This review is from: Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir (Paperback)
I read every graphic memoir I can find and got an early copy of this. I found it so compelling that I couldn't put it down. Analysis aside, Marbles is a great and entertaining read. But it is also much more than that.
Forney's graphic account of her experience is, like her other work, at times funny but never in a way that ignores the conflict and complexity the subject matter warrants. Her account, in particular, of her struggles with bipolar disorder is remarkable for the way that it documents her current self looking back and providing some context for the experience as well as the difficult-to-capture immediacy that is such a disabling (or, alternately, hyper-abling) part of the experience of bipolar disorder.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes Forney, has or knows someone who has bipolar disorder, or is interested in graphic memoirs.