EW Staff
May 02, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

An Unquiet Mind

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Kay Redfield Jamison
genre
Memoir, Self-Help and Psychology

We gave it an A

Kay Redfield Jamison, a coauthor of the standard medical text on manic depression, here reveals her own struggles with the disorder. Deeply personal, though never maudlin, Jamison’s remarkable memoir, An Unquiet Mind, uses lucid, tight prose to describe her unnerving losses of control, without shying away from the sometime beauty of her illness. A-

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