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Ellen Forney / Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Bindery hosts Ellen Forney for Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, the anticipated companion volume to her bestselling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, which she presented at Booksmith. Please join us in welcoming Ellen back to San Francisco!
Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock Steady turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by someone who has been through it all and come through stronger for it.
With Marbles, Forney helped de-stigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passion and creativity. This is the jumping off point for her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Personal stories and solid advice from Forney on how to overcome the hassle of meds, recognize red flags, and other tools from her own experience of 14 years of stability — all in comics form. Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life invites readers into Ellen’s home, head, and Peanuts pill box.
“Ellen Forney is an inspiration to me as an artist and as a human being! Let her drawings springboard you into self-acceptance!” — Maria Bamford, Lady Dynamite
Ellen Forney lives in Seattle, WA, with her partner. She was the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Literature as well as the winner of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 2013 Gradiva Award.
RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Rock Steady and/or Marbles order below and put your request in the comments field.
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.