Just as a photographer might shoot a photo through a colored lens, Wendy Williamson skillfully holds up the filter of mania and depression for her reader to peer through. With heart-wrenching honesty and humor, she shows the effects of bipolar disorder on the mind, body and soul of those who suffer from it.
In spite of Wendy’s struggles, this is not a book that brings the reader down. Instead, it is a road map for wellness and a vastly informative, yet entertaining, guided tour of bipolar disorder for those who don’t understand it. The author offers her own compass for navigating successfully through a challenging disease, and she packages it with a vibrant bow of hope and laughs along the way.
In demystifying the condition she debunks the outdated but pervasive notion that mental illness is somehow a personal failing or lack of moral fortitude. With her perceptive self-awareness, the author is equal parts comedienne, educator, and advocate and she tells the unbelievable highs and lows of her story with a clear, grounded candor.