This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Funny…You Don’t Look Bipolar is an autobiography written by Hummingbird, which, as the title suggests, is an account of her struggle with this mental condition. It also contains snippets of stories from other people who are affected by the disease. As a little girl, she was doted on by her parents, but signs of her mental condition were already obvious, going into bouts of depression and mania intermittently. She was raped at the age of seventeen and had an abortion just before her eighteenth birthday. Landing a job in the US Marines, she felt she'd found her calling, but a traumatic event ended her career on a sour note. Married and pregnant at the age of nineteen, her struggle with bipolar and the responsibilities of raising three daughters and a son overwhelmed her. Thus began a series of trips to different doctors, hospitals, and taking medications. This is her story.
Hummingbird’s Funny…You Don’t Look Bipolar is a close look at the life of someone who tries to cope with a mental disorder that is deemed incurable. Bipolar is a neurochemical disorder caused by an imbalance of chemicals related to the nervous system. Reportedly, the US has the highest number of bipolar cases in the world and this fact makes this book quite important. Although it suggests treatment and management for the mental issue, the book is surprisingly not full of scientific jargon that could make reading tedious. Instead, it simply tells the story of how one woman copes with bipolar and still finds happiness in her life after a long and painful struggle. Bipolar is incurable, but it can be managed with proper treatment and moral support. This book has a wealth of information on how to deal with bipolar. It is an inspiring book that will make readers understand those who suffer from it better.