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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life by [Ellen Forney]

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Rock Steady 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.-- "Publishers Weekly"

Rock Steady is a heartfelt guide to staying calm and centered in moments of emotional crisis.-- "The Seattle Review of Books"

Rock Steady is a unique work: a cartoon handbook on surviving the ups and downs of bipolar disorder by someone who's been there and wants to empower and assist others by sharing what she's learned. And it's pretty damn brilliant.-- "Four Color Apocalypse"

Rock Steady is truly a must-read for anyone who struggles with a mental disorder or someone who finds comfort in daily structure. Forney addresses readers with the tone of a caring friend, and her approach will likely make her fans eager for more grounding advice.-- "Booklist"

A broadly accessible work, Rock Steady advances understanding and acceptance of mood disorders and does as much as can be done to defang a terrifying beast. ... Forney, who's lived through all this, explains it with the patience of a wise older sister.-- "Forbes"

Ellen Forney is an inspiration to me as an artist and as a human being! Let her drawings springboard you into self-acceptance!--Maria Bamford "Lady Dynamite"

Forney's writing is unpretentious, occasionally goofy and manifestly replete with love for her fellow humans. Her art is full of love, too; her rich, swooping line seems to cradle the reader's eye. ... This nuts-and-bolts coping book manages to transcend its category and become something even non-depressed readers will enjoy.-- "NPR Books"

In her new comic, Forney provides endearing and useful guidance for managing mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. ... Rock Steady sets readers on a path to balance and stability and uplifts those who are already doing the work.-- "Comicsverse"

This graphic memoir is part memoir, part self-help for anyone who struggles with mood issues--or really, anyone looking to practice a little more self-care.-- "Book Riot" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Ellen Forney lives in Seattle, WA, with her partner. She was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07893NYW3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fantagraphics; Illustrated edition (May 9 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 206336 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 179 pages
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle's The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002. She grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle, Washington since 1989. Ellen swims and does yoga, and fixes things with rubber bands and paper clips.

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