Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness

* Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness à PDF Read by ! Olivier Martini, Clem Martini eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness Best book on Schizophrenia Ive yet read The Martini brothers of Canada give a great account of the mental illness (schizophrenia) that runs in their family and cost the life of one of their brothers, by suicide. Then a second brother comes down with the same mental illness, and this account is the familys struggle to get him in therapy, keep him in therapy, and keep him alive. The writing is simple, straightforward and terrific, and the illustrations are often amusing and carry the story right

Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness

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Rating : 4.14 (757 Votes)
Asin : 1551119285
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 264 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-11-09
Language : English

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Best book on Schizophrenia I've yet read The Martini brothers of Canada give a great account of the mental illness (schizophrenia) that runs in their family and cost the life of one of their brothers, by suicide. Then a second brother comes down with the same mental illness, and this account is the family's struggle to get him in therapy, keep him in therapy, and keep him alive. The writing is simple, straightforward and terrific, and the illustrations are often amusing and carry the story right along. This is a memoir, not fiction, but it is so smooth it reads like a great story.This book is no longer in print, but you can get it used at a reasonable price

His popular trilogy for young adults, The Crow Chronicles, has been distributed widely and translated into six languages. Oliver Martini is a former student of the Alberta College of Arts who lives and works in Calgary. His sketches, paintings, and prints have been displayed at the Marion McGrath Gallery, published in Alberta Views magazine, and were included as part of the Canadian Mental Health&rsqu

It is both heartbreaking and truly victorious. “This is a rare and powerful book. And we should walk with our shadows.” Dragan Todorovic, author of The Book of Revenge. It gives the meaning of love without talking of love. It tells us clearly that mental illness is a dimension of ‘normal’ the way that shadow is a dimension of light

Throughout it all, Olivier, an accomplished visual artist, drew. His sketches, comic strips, and portraits document his experience with, and capture the essence of, this all too frequently misunderstood disease. In Bitter Medicine, Olivier’s poignant graphic narrative runs alongside and communicates with a written account of the past three decades by his younger brother, award-winning author and playwright Clem Martini. In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend and cope with a devastating illness

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