Earlier this week, I introduced you to the new DBSA Celebrity Honorary Advisory Board.
Several of the board members are award-winning authors, and while I haven’t had the chance to check out any of their books yet, fellow Psych Central blogger Margarita Tartakovsky of Weightless has read Kay Redfield Jamison’s and Marya Hornbacher’s memoirs and enjoyed them both.
So, I thought now would be a great time to get to know these DBSA celebrity authors a little better and maybe check out their works!
Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who’s written about addition, bipolar disorder, and the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, and the book has been translated into 14 languages. She wrote her New York Times best-seller Madness: A Bipolar Life after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Learn more about Hornbacher and her books at www.maryahornbacher.com.
Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Kay Redfield Jamison teaches psychiatry at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, is the co-director of the John Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, and is an honorary English professor at Scotland’s St. Andrews. Some of her words include the best-selling An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, as well as Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, Exuberance, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, and her latest, Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir.
Visit her faculty profile to learn more about Jamison.
Andrew Solomon has the kind of resume all advocates should work toward. He sits on more boards than I care to type out (a few include the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, the Larry Kramer Initiative for Gay and Lesbian Studies at Yale University, and the Depression Center of the University of Michigan), and his New York Times best-selling memoir, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, has won 14 national awards, and been published in 22 languages, and been a bestseller in seven countries.
Check out his biography to learn more about Solomon.
There you have it, folks! Find some free time on your hands this weekend, head to your local bookstore (or log on to Amazon or Barnes and Noble) and pick up any of these fantastic-sounding books!
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