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The Resource Nothing general about it : how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital, Maurice Benard with Susan Black

Nothing general about it : how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital, Maurice Benard with Susan Black

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Nothing general about it : how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital
Title
Nothing general about it
Title remainder
how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Benard with Susan Black
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Emmy Award-winning star of General Hospital chronicles his astonishing and emotional life journey in this powerful memoir--an inspiring story of success, show business, and family, and his struggle with mental illness.Maurice Benard has been blessed with family, fame, and a successful career. For twenty-five years, he has played one of the most well-known characters on daytime television: General Hospital's Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr. In his life outside the screen, he is a loving husband and the father of four. But his path has not been without hardship. When he was only twenty, Maurice was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he "made it," he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows--for better, for worse, in sickness and in health--truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family. A shocking, riveting, and utterly candid memoir of love, adversity, and ultimately hope, Nothing General About It offers insights and advice for everyone trying to cope with mental illness, and is a motivational story that offers lessons inperseverance off the importance of believing in and fighting for yourself through the darkest times. Nothing General About It includes a 16-page insert featuring approximately 50 photographs
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Benard, Maurice
Dewey number
791.4502/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Black, Susan
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  • Benard, Maurice
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Mentally ill
Label
Nothing general about it : how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital, Maurice Benard with Susan Black
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107873742
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062973375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1107873742
Label
Nothing general about it : how love (and lithium) saved me on and off General Hospital, Maurice Benard with Susan Black
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107873742
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062973375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1107873742

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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