Melancholy, Mania & Miracles: My Journey With Bipolar Disorder

By Shelley Thody
Reviewed by Gwen Nicodemus
Learn more about the book, Melancholy, Mania & Miracles: My Journey With Bipolar Disorder

I picked up this book because I have bipolar disorder and I wondered how similar or different her story is to mine. Shortly after the book came in the mail, I had surgery and my best ferret friend died.

This book sat on my desk for five weeks, glaring at me and daring me to read it. I didn’t want to. I was depressed and didn’t want to read about someone else’s troubles. Nevertheless, I finally forced myself to do so, and I’m glad I did. Her up-and-down story has a nice ending and reinforces the idea that there’s hope in perseverance.

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