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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life

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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it.

With Marbles, Forney helped de-stigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. This is the jumping off point for her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Personal stories and solid advice from Forney on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life invites readers into Ellen’s home, head, and Peanuts pill box.

"Ellen Forney is an inspiration to me as an artist and as a human being! Let her drawings springboard you into self-acceptance!" — Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite)

"Rock Steady is a wonderful book." — Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., The Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Pages:
180
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
6" x 9"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-101-7
Year:
2018
Press Highlights:
 
“Forney’s writing is unpretentious, occasionally goofy and manifestly replete with love for her fellow humans. Her art is full of love, too; her rich, swooping line seems to cradle the reader's eye. … This nuts-and-bolts coping book manages to transcend its category and become something even non-depressed readers will enjoy.” — NPR Books
 
"Rock Steady is a balanced, uncluttered resource, infused with empathy, humor, and encouragement. This guide is mental health literacy at its best, making it a must-read for those with mood disorders and their loved ones, health professionals, and anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of an often misunderstood but common condition." — Publishers Weekly Starred Review
 
"A broadly accessible work, Rock Steady advances understanding and acceptance of mood disorders and does as much as can be done to defang a terrifying beast. ... Forney, who’s lived through all this, explains it with the patience of a wise older sister." — Forbes
 
"Rock Steady is a heartfelt guide to staying calm and centered in moments of emotional crisis." — The Seattle Review of Books
 
"In her new comic, Forney provides endearing and useful guidance for managing mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. … Rock Steady sets readers on a path to balance and stability and uplifts those who are already doing the work." — Comicsverse
 
"This graphic memoir is part memoir, part self-help for anyone who struggles with mood issues—or really, anyone looking to practice a little more self-care." — Book Riot
 
"Rock Steady is a unique work: a cartoon handbook on surviving the ups and downs of bipolar disorder by someone who’s been there and wants to empower and assist others by sharing what she’s learned. And it’s pretty damn brilliant." — Four Color Apocalypse
   

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it.

With Marbles, Forney helped de-stigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. This is the jumping off point for her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Personal stories and solid advice from Forney on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life invites readers into Ellen’s home, head, and Peanuts pill box.

"Ellen Forney is an inspiration to me as an artist and as a human being! Let her drawings springboard you into self-acceptance!" — Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite)

"Rock Steady is a wonderful book." — Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., The Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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