Book Reviews,  Graphic Novel/Graphic Non-Fiction,  Memoir/Biography,  NON FICTION,  Psychology

Marbles by Ellen Forney *** (of 4)

A graphic, graphic-novel of the author’s descent, ascent, descent, and ascent through bipolar disorder.  Her story is told with exceptional clarity, honesty, more than a little humor, and wisdom.  It speaks to anyone that has ever suffered from a high, a low, or something worse, which I believe probably includes everyone.  Her images and text are partnered perfectly and together prove to be remarkably informative.  Her story opens with a discovery chapter, followed by denial, a highly educational center wherein author and psychiatrist spend considerable amount of time engaging in therapy and searching for the right cocktail of medications, and a satisfying conclusion.