Cover image for Rock steady : brilliant advice from my bipolar life / Ellen Forney.
Title:
Rock steady : brilliant advice from my bipolar life / Ellen Forney.
ISBN:
9781683961017
Publication Information:
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books Inc., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
179 pages : chiefly illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents:
Introduction : Hello! -- Basics : wide-ranging but totally doable whats & whys -- Therapy : navigating your many options -- Coping tools : Strategies & technique for steadying your mind & body -- Insomnia : going to bed, getting to sleep, & sleeping all night -- Dealing with meds : at home, while traveling, & side effects -- The danger zone : identifying your warning signs & how to deal with them -- You have company : finding like-minded people, getting beyond stigma, & knowing for sure that you're not alone -- You rock : it's a lot of stuff but you got this!
Abstract:
"Rock steady: brilliant advice from my bipolar life is the eagerly awaited sequel/companion book to Forney's 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: mania, depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it"-- Amazon.com.

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Summary

Summary

Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited sequel/ companion book to Forney's 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help survival guide of tips, tricks and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it.


Author Notes

Ellen Forney has been a professional cartoonist/ illustrator since 1992. She teaches comics at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts.

Ellen grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Seattle.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Forney follows up her graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me, with a practical guide to understanding, navigating, and managing bipolar disorder (and mood disorders in general). Forney, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late '90s and documents the many years it took to find stability, sets forth her personal experiences, coping strategies, and extensive research on a variety of topics including therapy, medication management, coping tools, warning signs, and stigma. She stresses that mood disorders require regular self-assessment, care, support, and treatment maintenance, and her approach makes this task list feel less daunting. Forney effortlessly conveys her message in clear, succinct writing combined with energetic but simple visuals to illustrate difficult concepts. What results is a balanced, uncluttered resource, infused with empathy, humor, and encouragement. This guide is mental health literacy at its best, making it a must-read for those with mood disorders and their loved ones, health professionals, and anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of an often misunderstood but common condition. Agent: Holly Bemiss, Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.