HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Indlæser...

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir (2012)

af Ellen Forney

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
7666429,136 (4.02)61
Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.… (mere)
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 61 omtaler

Engelsk (63)  Tysk (1)  Alle sprog (64)
Viser 1-5 af 64 (næste | vis alle)
Interesting account of cartoonist Forney's experience with being diagnosed as bipolar, her battle with the mental illness, and her interest in the link between mental illness and artistic creativity. Works terrifically in the graphic novel type format. Sometimes funny, or wryly self-deprecating, illustrations prevent the work getting bogged down in navel gazing gone too far, and add a lot of information besides.

As a companion read to Too Bright To Hear, Too Loud To See, a recently released novel by Juliann Garey featuring a character who is bipolar (also an excellent read), this was good to read to gain further understanding of how individual the experience of being bipolar can be, while confirming the dire statistics associated with untreated illness and the difficulty of treating it. Lithium, the best med for treatment, has serious side effects such as drastically impaired short term memory and inability to think clearly. In Garey's novel lithium was the only med given attention, but as Forney's memoir talks about, a highly individualized cocktail of meds is the ultimate goal, and it can take years of trying different ones and adjusting dosages to get the patient balanced. In Forney's case, this took 4 years. Certainly makes me grateful for my one med I take that works great and is the only one I've ever had to try (not for being bipolar, obviously)!

( )
  lelandleslie | Feb 24, 2024 |
An honest, funny, interesting and educational exploration of Ellen Forney's bipolar disorder. The story starts from just before she was diagnosed and was in, what is now obvious to her, as a manic phase. The bulk of the book describes how she and her doctor figured out the best way to treat the condition (which varies enormously for each individual) and how she learned to live with it. There's a very touching scene toward the end where the older Ellen talks to the younger, just struggling to accept the disease and what it means for her and her way of life.

Forney uses the comic medium exceedingly well to describe the experience of her condition - her art is expressive and communicates something of the manias and depressions very effectively. It's pleasingly varied to boot, drawing on her sketchbooks, and renditions of photographs. All in all, it adds up to a convincing and satisfying whole. Recommended.
( )
  thisisstephenbetts | Nov 25, 2023 |
In this graphic memoir, author and cartoonist Ellen Forney explores her life with Bipolar I disorder, from her initial diagnosis, through years of mood swings and medications, to hard-won stability. It's a hopeful narrative built not on the common trope of "overcoming" a disability, but of learning to live with it, and even finding some things that are not so bad about it: "For better or worse, bipolar disorder is an important part of who I am and how I think," Forney writes (226). Recommended. ( )
  akblanchard | Oct 11, 2023 |
This book was amazing. I think it saved my life. Her descriptions of bipolar disorder and wonderful drawings depicted the ups and downs perfectly. Before I read this book I had a lot of internalized stigma around bipolar disorder. The long list of famous people with Bipolar disorder gave me hope. It showed me that his was something that I could function with. That many people had before me. This book gave me hope that even though I'm not okay right now maybe some day I would be. Although it will be a long journey, and very hard, this book showed me that it could be done. ( )
  mixterchar | Jul 19, 2023 |
Engrossing. ( )
  veewren | Jul 12, 2023 |
Viser 1-5 af 64 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Dedicated with immense gratitude to my mother & to my psychiatrist
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Every time Owen traced a new line with his needle, I could SEE the sensation--a bright white light, an electrical charge, up and to the right.
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (1)

Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic but terrified that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the "crazy artist," Ellen found inspiration from the lives and work of other artist and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Ellen Forney's book Marbles was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (4.02)
0.5
1
1.5
2 5
2.5 1
3 49
3.5 16
4 101
4.5 18
5 65

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 204,454,429 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig