Marbles

Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

by Ellen Forney

Marbles

Paperback, 248 pages, Gotham, List Price: $20 | purchase

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An artist describes her bipolar disorder diagnosis and her struggles with mental stability while discussing other artists and creative people throughout history who were also labeled as "crazy" — including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Sylvia Plath.

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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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