'Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life'

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'Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life'

Book Review

book coverIn Melody Moezzi's latest, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, Moezzi writes openly and honestly about being diagnosed as bipolar and accepting it.

While mental illness is often ignored and misunderstood in many cultures, Melody's Iranian-Muslim family both here and abroad had a particularly hard time initially dealing with her illness; bipolar describes both her illness and the divide in her life of growing up Iranian in the Bible Belt of the U.S.

Told with humor and grace, this book is a fantastic look at the struggles of many and reminds us that mental illness needs to be discussed.

If you are looking for another humorous but intelligent take on this not-so-funny disease, check out Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me: a Graphic Memoir.