Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me
NPR stories about Marbles
In this inventive and insightful memoir, Seattle artist Ellen Forney chronicles her bipolar disorder diagnosis and struggles with mental stability through cartoons, realistic illustrations and photographs of the sketchpads that have played a central role in her recovery. For inspiration, she looks to other artists and creative people throughout history who have been labeled "crazy," including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Sylvia Plath.
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