Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

Marbles Book Cover

What I’m Reading: Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me – A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney

I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel.  Quotes wouldn’t be as effective without the accompanying illustrations so I’ve included two snapshots from the book itself.

Excerpt - Cartoon of Woman under blanket contemplating people's low expectations of her

I have been the one underneath that blanket a countless number of times.  I would have loved to have read a book like this when I was a teenager.  Something that not only would have made me feel less isolated in the depression itself but that showed how creativity could be used to battle it – to produce something that was both fun and emotionally relevant.

Excerpt - Woman patient kidding that she's cured!

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