I started this book at 8:30 pm on Wednesday night and was finished by 5 pm Thursday night. I simply could not put it down. If you live with bipolar disorder or love someone who suffers from bipolar, you must read this book. Ms. Hornbacher told my story better than I could tell it. There were points in her book where I felt like I was reading entries from my own journals. It was haunting and exciting at the same time. It was comforting to know that there really are others who have seen what I have seen (I call it "the darkness within." If you need to better understand someone with bipolar, please, please, please read this book.