Title: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Redfield Jamison is an academic. She is, according to the bio in her book, a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, who has written extensively about manic-depressive illness. She also suffers from the illness. I expected the book to read more like an academic text given the author’s background. It does not. It is a candid piece of writing about a widely misunderstood illness from the viewpoint of someone who suffers from it, and who has found a way to live with it.