Life Before Lithium

From the comfort and safety of your chair, join the author as she dared to live her dreams travelling through the extremes of bipolarity. Witness the strategies she used to survive the consequences of putting one foot in front of the other while on a path she believes ordained by the Man Upstairs.

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Words: 116,580
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987118806
About Isabel Storey

My long term aim is to have the best of my work floating around beyond my lifetime.

Encouraging this conceit are a couple of events which lead me to believe I have something worth sharing. One of my poems was bracketed between Donne's "Ecstasy" and Blake's "Tyger". The BBC purchased 7 poems to be used within "PlaySchool" (at the time I was Isabel Reeves). I have 2 non-fiction works which have provided positive feedback from viewers.

I have no illusions. My work, so far, does not have any appeal for a wide audience. Add to this, my eagerness to publish before I had sufficient appreciation of the publishing and marketing side of putting one's books 'out there'. (I am working on this.)

If you have any connection with the effects of asbestos, you may want to read "The Whens of Wittenoom."

If you, or anyone close to you, has their life turned upside down due to the manic episodes inherent in bi-polar disorder, you may want to try reading "Life Before Lithium." Hard copies had been provided for review and the response was that it was a page turner and that folk were not able to put it down until sleep overtook at 3am. The publisher to whom I sent this MS was embarrassed by the need to advise that the reader appointed to assess my book had disappeared and taken the manuscript with her!

Earning Purple is a longish short story full of the magic found during mania and, as such, a metaphorical account of "Life Before Lithium".

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