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"Eyes Blue, or Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive"
Self-Help Memoir Lets Us See Manic Depression Through New Eyes
And what so many other members of the proletariat have the honor of sharing with such a diverse, talented and creative set of personalities?
None of us so afflicted collect things for fame or fortune. We do it because we can’t help it. We go around collecting things that may not make sense to others, but mean the world to us. We collect smiles and tears, laughter, exhilaration and fear. We wouldn’t have it any other way if we could; we were born that way. But we also create. We might express ourselves in ways that are different. We might be thought of as being mentally ill; and we are. But we also possess an innate sense of compassion that is possibly the antithesis to man’s inhumanity to man. We care and we achieve. It is programmed into our DNA.
So when someone has the intestinal fortitude to tell you he or she is a manic depressive or has bipolar disorder, you should not immediately think: Delusions of grandeur! Suicidal tendencies! Oh, my God! You might just think that he or she has something marvelous to tell you.
– Alan Reed
“Author Alan Reed takes readers on a journey of random meanderings while dealing with manic depression. While interviewing this author, I could tell that his true desire is to help those also afflicted. Powerful ...” – Lynda D. Brown “spoken word,” St. Louis
“Thoughtful and creative, Reed conjures up personal demons and liberating beauty with an understated, rhythmic flow of thoughts and words. A great change of pace for the avid reader.” – Charles Oberbeck on Amazon
“The author has written a wonderful if not masterful prose and verse book that reflects glimpses of his illness into a world seen through eyes that only many people with bipolar can interpret. ‘Random Meanderings’
EYES BLUE, OR RANDOM MEANDERINGS OF A MANIC DEPRESSIVE (ISBN: 978-1-61204-
About the Author: Alan Reed is a retired U.S. diplomat who grew up in White Salmon, Washington. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle and lived there for 10 years before entering the Peace Corps in 1978. He became a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in 1990 and served at U.S. embassies in Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Egypt, Bangladesh, Paraguay, and Brazil. The author currently lives in San Francisco and completed a second manuscript while living in Belize the past year.
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