Twice Afflicted and Gifted: Balancing Bipolar and Breast Cancer

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
What is it like to experience 2 life threatening illnesses?
Marcia Weisbrot who has been diagnosed with both bipolar and breast cancer, shares her story of balancing a life with one, then the other and finally both, bipolar and breast cancer together. Her struggles and ultimate triumph form a compelling story with humor and grace that will touch your heart. More
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About Marcia Weisbrot

Marcia Weisbrot is a San Francisco artist, writer, and counselor/art therapist. She works in book and paper arts. This memoir is her first published book. She welcomes responses from readers at:
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Review by: Sharyn Reiff on April 17, 2013 :
I've known Marcia for most of my life and didn't realize she was suffering from depression or bi-polar disorder when we were younger. It was illuminating to read this book and discover how people close to us may be hiding their suffering and needs from the world. This book inspires me to try to be more perceptive of what may be happening within the people I care about in my life.
Marcia's informal, down-to-earth writing style made this book readable and memorable.
Thanks, Marcia!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Review by: Susan Palmer on March 24, 2013 :
Marsha tells her story about how she has lived with a bi-polar illness as well as breast cancer, writing with sincerity and wit. Her story telling flows and I had difficulty putting it down. I would highly recommend this book.
(reviewed 78 days after purchase)
Review by: susan evans on Feb. 2, 2013 : (no rating)
The author recounts her struggle with two major illnesses with incredible honesty and humor. It will serve anyone well who faces similar challenges in their life.
Susan Evans
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Review by: Ken Seelig on Jan. 21, 2013 :
This book was very helpful to me, because it described illnesses that my friends and family are experiencing. I liked the informal writing style and the author's sense of humor.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Pat McClelland on Dec. 20, 2012 :
In our culture of hype and denial about all that is unbearably real and scary, simply stated candor is a gift. Thanks, Marcia Weisbrot, for your courage, and for a heart that sees through the terror and confusion our minds and bodies are heir to and leads us to a safer place.

Pat M
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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