I Am Laurie: How Bipolar Disorder Altered My Life

(Paperback - Oct 2011)
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I realized after my diagnosis four years ago that having bipolar disorder does not define who I am as a person. For close to three decades, I battled an unknown adversary, believing I was just sinning because I wasn't choosing happiness. The story is composed of trials from my life, including a turbulent relationship; hopelessness and thoughts of suicide; the abandonment of my Olympic dream; the death of a son in my arms from a genetic disorder; the early end to my teaching career; and the suicide of my nephew. I can now see how my undiagnosed bipolar disorder affected my decision-making ability, my relationships, my joy, and the goals I once had for my life. It is a story of triumph in the face of adversity, one that tells how God has given me a meaningful life even though things haven't turned out how I originally envisioned.


  • SKU: 9781449728137
  • SKU10: 1449728138
  • Title: I Am Laurie: How Bipolar Disorder Altered My Life
  • Qty Remaining Online: 139
  • Publisher: Westbow Press
  • Date Published: Oct 2011
  • Pages: 188
  • Weight lbs: 0.55
  • Dimensions: 9.00" L x 6.00" W x 0.40" H
  • Subject: Personal Memoirs


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