I Hope I Get Well: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder By Adam Gerhardstein

by Adam Gerhardstein

  • Released: May 2024
  • Genre: Memoirs

When Adam was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was a confident college student dead set on changing the world. Then he stopped sleeping for six days, obeyed directions from God, and wound up lashed to a bed in a psychiatric ward. His manic episode and involuntary hospitalization were followed by a seemingly endless depression. For two years, bipolar disorder dominated Adam’s life. Working his way back to stability, Adam left his hometown, hoping to escape the frightening memories of his sickest days. But sixteen years later, when bipolar disorder derails his life again, those memories come rushing back. With the help of his loving wife, old friends, and a brilliant therapist, he reckons with his past and finds a new way of being bipolar—and ultimately, of being human. Honest and riveting, I Hope I Get Well is a story of mental illness that swaps shame and fear for kindness and freedom.

What this author said about working with us...

Working with Luminare was seamless. Everything they promised up-front they followed through on completely. They assigned excellent editors to my manuscript and answered all my questions along the way. I am very pleased with how my book turned out. Adam Gerhardstein