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Through the Open Door: A Bipolar Attorney Talks Mania, Recovery, and Heaven on Earth

Author: Hilary Martin Chaney

Publisher: Hilary Martin Chaney

ISBN 10: 0989639207
ISBN 13: 978-0989639200

In Through the Open Door, award-winning author Hilary Chaney takes you places you can only imagine: a psychiatric hospital, a manic state, and Heaven on Earth. She chronicles her battle with and subsequent triumph over Bipolar Disorder, including her travails in law school and her ups and downs through two pregnancies. Hilary doesn't just report her story; she also offers coping tools for fellow Bipolars. Through the Open Door also offers a gift to those on the quest to find Heaven: it imparts the revelations Hilary experienced during her manic episodes, when she walked in Heaven on Earth and experienced a post-religion utopia. The imaginative and poetic writing sets this book apart, and few manic biographies give the reader an actual glimpse of the Bipolar brain like Hilary does, for she has included her manic journal in the addendum. The journal is raw and riveting, and recorded exactly as it flew from her fingertips. This book is a must read for those struggling with the scourge of mental illness and for those who have ever sought spiritual answers to our most profound mysteries.