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Insanity: A Love Story

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An intimate journey into the bipolar mind of one woman struggling to cope with the symptoms of madness and the elation of mania. It chronicles the resulting hospitalization that led to a diagnosis that challenged the distinction between sanity and insanity.


In 1998, Melissa Miles McCarter struggled with symptoms of depression after graduating from college and trying to reco
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ebook, Second, 132 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Fat Daddy's Farm (first published September 1st 2009)
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Nina
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered if you were losing your mind? Many of us use that phrase almost jokingly, never paying much attention to what it really feels like to lose touch with reality, to spend time in a mental hospital. Melissa Miles McCarter shares her journey in raw, gut-wrenching honesty. She describes a childhood of shyness and extreme sensitivity, high school and college years of abrupt mood swings, delusions, and seeking validation and self-worth through romantic relationships. She details h ...more
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Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing

It seems I have a lot of life experiences in common with the author, so I hoped this book would be a true reflection of those experiences; it did not disappoint.

Living with bipolar disorder, the author takes us on a journey through a turbulent life which has led to a stay in a psychiatric hospital. The book begins with a brief explanation of her life before her time in the hospital. A life characterized by changing moments of clarity and confusion. A life riddled with a number of delusions, incl
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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 wri
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