Melissa Miles McCarter

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Melissa Miles McCarter lives in a small rural community of Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri, with her husband, Dr. William Matthew McCarter, step-son Britin, and menagerie of pets in a Civil War era home.

In addition to being an editor, memoirist and novelist, McCarter has written numerous articles and columns about mental illness and popular culture, infertility, and postfeminism.

Melissa's writing has always been inspired by the challenges she has faced in life.

After receiving a B.A. in philosophy from Scripps College in 1996, Melissa was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In her memoir, "Insanity: A Love Story," she chronicles her struggle to navigate the fine line between sanity and insanity.

While working on her Ph.D.
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Average rating: 4.16 · 37 ratings · 10 reviews · 5 distinct works
Joy, Interrupted: An Anthol...

4.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Insanity: A Love Story: A M...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2009
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What Moves Her

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Earthquakes: A Prequel to R...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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