• Forever Different

  • A Memoir of One Woman's Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder
  • By: Christine F. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Kristi Alsip
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An uncut, raw and gripping story of one woman's life struggle with the extreme highs and lows of Bipolar Disorder I. The denial of her diagnosis and the eventual acceptance of her medication and disease. She takes us from her innocence as a child to her adult criminal lifestyle, which led to a subsequent 70 month federal prison sentence for Securities Fraud. A tale so unbelievable and elements so disturbing, you would swear you were listening to fiction.

©2013 Christine F. Anderson (P)2013 Christine F. Anderson

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A wakeup call for all of us

A good listen after listening to (An Unquiet Mind by Dr. Jamison). In this book Christine tells it just how it is. She explains how mania ruind her life by making her prone to irrational thinking, and making her have a wild life that included: over spending, buying expensive clothes, cars, houses, maxing out credit cards, and even fraud, theivary, stealing money from clients credit cards, and identity theft. She was diagnosed many times by doctors and was prescribed with Lithium, which is very effective for bipolar by the way, but she didn't take them because she felt good after a while and was gaining weight.

Mental illness is just like any other illness, it is hard, we need the support of the people around us, those who love us and care for us. And we should always stick to the advice of a doctor we trust, and take the medication as prescribed.

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amazing!!!

this book was perfect and real! I loved the rawness of her story and the love she had for it.

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Thank you for sharing your story...

Forever Different, the bipolar memoir, is the only book to have ever made me cry.

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great story didn't care for narrator

I suffer from bipolar really could relate to med noncompliance really enjoyed reading the book too

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Skip. Please. Especially if you truly have Bipolar

I came across this book in my travels and without doing any investigation into the person that wrote it I took it at face value and immediately knew that this was a farce. The self congratulatory language that exists throughout the book are clear indicator of a narcissistic personality disorder and not someone with bipolar disorder. As of this date this person is currently in custody for defrauding people that sought to have their books published by her company. This was after the release of this book. It doesn’t help that she voted for Donald Trump. This is not for an academic this is just for somebody who wants a feel-good story after they’ve ruined other peoples lives.Awful awful awful

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This book packs of punch!

This book really brings you into the life of someone with bipolar disorder. It was very entertaining and riveting at times.

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Well written life lessons.

A well written story of a life that I can identify with. Not the criminal part but the highs & lows are most definitely familiar.

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A must read

Reading this book helped me realize I’m not alone with the struggles of bi-polar.

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Boring

I really wanted to enjoy this book .It was just so bloody boring.
Not a bit self help at all.

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