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The Resource Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness, Jessie Close with Pete Earley

Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness, Jessie Close with Pete Earley

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Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness
Title
Resilience
Title remainder
two sisters and a story of mental illness
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Close with Pete Earley
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to President Mobutu. Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Jessie embarked on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side, going so far as to adopt Jessie's daughter when Jessie was abandoned by the child's father. Jessie's mental illness was passed on to her son, Calen. It wasn't until Calen entered McLean's psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society. Glenn continues to be the major support in Jessie's life. In RESILIENCE, the sisters share their story of triumphing over Jessie's illness. The book is written in Jessie's voice with running commentary and an epilogue written by Glenn"--
Summary
"The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to President Mobutu. Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Jessie embarked on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side, going so far as to adopt Jessie's daughter when Jessie was abandoned by the child's father. Jessie's mental illness was passed on to her son, Calen. It wasn't until Calen entered McLean's psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society. Glenn continues to be the major support in Jessie's life. In RESILIENCE, the sisters share their story of triumphing over Jessie's illness. The book is written in Jessie's voice with running commentary and an epilogue written by Glenn"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10392084
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DLC
Dewey number
616.89
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
two sisters and a story of mental illness
Label
Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness, Jessie Close with Pete Earley
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
879602879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
306 pages, 16 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455548828
Lccn
2014024743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879602879
Label
Resilience : two sisters and a story of mental illness, Jessie Close with Pete Earley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
879602879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
306 pages, 16 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455548828
Lccn
2014024743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879602879

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