Kay Redfield Jamison, William Styron and the True Stories of Mental Illness

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Book recommendations about
Mental illness

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Journalist Mary Pilon is a former reporter for The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and the author of 2015’s The Monopolists, the best-selling book about the origins of the board game Monopoly . She’s just announced her next book, The Kevin Show (Bloomsbury, publish date TBD), about a manic depressive Olympic sailor who believes he is the star of ‘The Kevin Show’—hearing and speaking to the voice of the Director, who tells him what to do in the ongoing TV movie of his life. Given her latest project, we’ve asked her to share some of her early book research and recommendations on mental health.

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    […] good example is Kay Jamison, a psychologist with bipolar disorder. Another is Theresa Theopano. She has used medication and […]

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