Tristimania A Diary of Manic Depression

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Publisher's Synopsis

A stark, lyrical and personal account of the psyche in crisis from the bestselling author of Wild and Kith

"I want to describe it for those who have never experienced it but who perhaps know someone with it. If this book can befriend just one person in that terrifying loneliness, it will be worth writing."

Tristimania tells the story of a devastating year-long episode of manic depression, culminating in a long solo pilgrimage across Spain. Recording the experience of mania as has rarely been done before, Jay Griffiths shows how the condition is at once terrifying and also profoundly creative, both tricking and treating the psyche.

An intimate and raw journey of mental health and recovery, Tristimania illuminates something of the universal human spirit.

'Profoundly poetic. A glimpse of madness from inside the eye of the storm' Observer

Book information

ISBN: 9780241972045
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.8950092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 219
Weight: 162g
Height: 198mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 15mm