What's more, the mentally ill have no champions: "We have no especially loud and high-profile advocates.
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No Michael J. Fox, no Christopher Reeves, no Lance Armstrongs. No pink boas or bracelets or ribbons or T-shirts. They do now. Consider Moezzi's new book, "Haldol and Hyacinths," the crazy, colorful rubber wristband for bipolar sufferers everywhere.
Moezzi, an Iranian-American writer, attorney, and activist now living in Raleigh, N. Although much of the memoir takes place in crisis centers and mental hospitals, this is "A Bipolar Life," not just Iranian-American Girl, Interrupted.
Moezzi describes her childhood, adolescence, college years including Emory law school and marriage, and the many frustrating attempts made over the years to nail down the exact nature of her mental illness: Bipolar I, the most severe form of the disease. Though she was born in Chicago in , the nomadic life she was exposed to before returning to America in the early '80s guaranteed Moezzi "a dual existence from the start. Search for:.
Cover image: Hachette. Charlotte Lieberman Charlotte Lieberman is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor whose work often concerns feminism, gender identity, meditation, and mental health. Subscribe to the Guernica newsletter.
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