Books Ellen Forney Books by Ellen Forney Ellen Forney has written books about: Nonfiction Comics & Graphic Novels Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ellen Forney Author Interviews Memoir Traces How Cartoonist Lost Her 'Marbles' November 26, 2012 Just before her 30th birthday, Ellen Forney received a diagnosis that finally explained her super-charged highs and debilitating lows: bipolar disorder. In Marbles, a new graphic memoir, Forney recalls both the pain and the humor of her path to stability. Memoir Traces How Cartoonist Lost Her 'Marbles' Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/165655611/165896290" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback Navigating Portland, Toxic Speech, Depression And Plantation Life November 13, 2012 In fiction, Ann Beattie channels first lady Pat Nixon, while Ben Marcus looks at the consequences of nasty rhetoric, and Jonathan Odell imagines a slave healer's life. In nonfiction, the creators of Portlandia offer a guided tour of Portland, Ore., and Ellen Forney reflects on her bipolar disorder. Book Reviews Going 'Marbles': From Manic Highs To Oceanic Lows November 8, 2012 Cartoonist Ellen Forney documents her bipolar disorder in Marbles, a graphic memoir that sustains its honesty and humor through both manic and depressive phases. No matter what she's experiencing, Forney wants you to be there with her — and chances are you'll want to be there, too.