Sharp: A Memoir is the beautifully written, harrowing story of David Fitzpatrick and his 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder and self-mutilation.
"The challenge of writing well and not boring everyone to tears took over my brain. And when I started to really shape stories and tell tales with an arc, a beginning, middle, and end, I think I realized it’s about time that I get better. Of course, it took 17 years, but more than anything, save my family and doctors and peers, my writing stood by me. Kept me company, challenged me and, I think, kept me alive."
Via Kathy Hansen