An Unquiet Mind

  • by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Narrated by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments.


What the Critics Say

"From Kay Redfield Jamison - an international authority on manic-depressive illness, and one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at American Universities - a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic depression, and how it shaped her life. With vivid prose and wit, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness - a world in which one pole can be the alluring dark land ruled by what Byron called the 'melancholy star of the imagination,' and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death." ( review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Feels churlish to say but...

Firstly this is a clear account of the effects of bi polar disorder but...
The delivery is flat and matter of fact and I didn't feel much of the emotion the writer must have experienced.
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- Bee

Raw and real

I obviously finished it, but am going to go back and listen to it again now. So much information and raw emotion on an incredibly sensitive topic. Thank you for making the way I feel less 'off the scale'.
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- Miss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio