I Am Laurie

I Am Laurie

by Laurie Johnson

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Overview

I realized after my diagnosis four years ago that having bipolar disorder does not define who I am as a person. For close to three decades, I battled an unknown adversary, believing I was just sinning because I wasn’t choosing happiness. The story is composed of trials from my life, including a turbulent relationship; hopelessness and thoughts of suicide; the abandonment of my Olympic dream; the death of a son in my arms from a genetic disorder; the early end to my teaching career; and the suicide of my nephew. I can now see how my undiagnosed bipolar disorder affected my decision-making ability, my relationships, my joy, and the goals I once had for my life. It is a story of triumph in the face of adversity, one that tells how God has given me a meaningful life even though things haven’t turned out how I originally envisioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449728137
Publisher: Westbow Press
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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I Am Laurie: How Bipolar Disorder Altered My Life 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She basically talks about her athletic prowess for the majority of the book. Not much to offer in the way of bipolar disorder. She was clearly manic with grandiosity as she wrote this. What self-absorbed drivel. Ugh.