An Unquiet Mind
Score: 3.5
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An Unquiet Mind


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-01-21
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307498484


An Unquiet Mind Book Description :

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide. Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taki...

Nothing Was the Same
Score: 4
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Nothing Was the Same


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307273130


Nothing Was the Same Book Description :

Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself....

Night Falls Fast
Score: 4.5
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Night Falls Fast


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-01-12
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307779890


Night Falls Fast Book Description :

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on...

Robert Lowell  Setting the River on Fire
Score: 4
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Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: PSYCHOLOGY
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307700278


Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire Book Description :

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness-Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, a...

Exuberance
Score: 4.5
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Exuberance


  • Author : Kay R. Jamison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780375701481


Exuberance Book Description :

Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of joy and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival....

Winston Churchill  Portrait of an Unquiet Mind

Winston Churchill Portrait of an Unquiet Mind


  • Author : Andrew Norman
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-07-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781781598061


Winston Churchill Portrait of an Unquiet Mind Book Description :

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War Two. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the second person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western ...

Touched With Fire
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Touched With Fire


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 068483183X


Touched With Fire Book Description :

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with ...

A Shining Affliction
Score: 4
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A Shining Affliction


  • Author : Annie G. Rogers
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0140240128


A Shining Affliction Book Description :

In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts....

Beloved Demons

Beloved Demons


  • Author : C. Anthony Martignetti
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Italian Americans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0988230011


Beloved Demons Book Description :

In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in "Cocoon Talk," to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in "Sign," from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in "Mochajava" and "Dog," and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of "Mad," "The Wild," and "Feast of the Hungry Ghost," Martignetti's colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will ke...