Hurry Down Sunshine

Hurry Down Sunshine

Book - 2008/09/09
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In an unsentimental and provocative account, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2008/09/09
ISBN: 9781590511916
1590511913
Branch Call Number: 362.1968 GRE
Characteristics: 234 p

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ChristchurchLib May 21, 2013

"In Greenwich Village in the middle of summer, 15-year-old Sally Greenberg unexpectedly suffered a manic break. The police escorted her home, and her parents committed her to a psychiatric unit, where she received diagnosis and medication to help her cope with bipolar disorder. Her father, author Michael Greenberg, evocatively describes the family's experiences during this time - Sally's behaviour, his wife's down-to-earth response, his own thoughts and fears, and the other patients, family members and staff in the hospital. Hurry Down Sunshine is an engaging and heartfelt account of what it's like to cope with mental illness in the family." May 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=635358

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janetplanet9
Mar 11, 2012

Heartbreaking but unsentimental, the author chronicles the summer his daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have read the book and listened to the audio version and have come away with a better understanding of this devastating disease.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

I agree, it was painful to read. A heartbreaking parent's perspective.

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artsyred
Aug 06, 2010

very painful read -- well researched

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