From the age of six, Marya Hornbacher knew that something was terribly wrong with her, manifesting itself in anorexia and bulimia which she documented in her bestselling memoir 'Wasted'. But it was only eighteen years later that she learned the true underlying reason for her distress - bipolar disorder. In this account, Marya Hornbacher tells the story of her ongoing battle with this most pervasive and devastating of mental illnesses. She recounts the soaring highs and obliterating lows of her condition; the savage moodswings and impossible strains it placed on her relationships; the physical danger it has occasionally put her in; the endless cycle of illness and recovery. She also tackles the paradoxical aspects of bipolar - how it has been the drive behind some of her most creative work - and the reality of a life lived in limbo. This is a book about living day to day with bipolar - the constant round of therapy and medication - and managing it. The book includes interviews with family, spouses and friends of sufferers.