In her New York Times bestseller of 2008, Manic: A Memoir, Terri Cheney vividly recounted her long double-life as a manic-depressive suffering from bipolar disorder. On the one hand she was a chronic over-achiever: a Vassar graduate and a high-powered Hollywood attorney to the stars. On the other, she was also a deadly bundle of ricocheting emotions and moods ranging from the often-embarrassing highs of mania (when all self-restraint and self-discipline were thrown to the wind), to dungeon-like depressive lows of self-loathing and powerlessness, when suicide seemed not so much an option as an invitation.

As she tells us early…

Edward Renehan

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