The Resource This fragile life : a mother's story of a bipolar son, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, (electronic resource e-book)

This fragile life : a mother's story of a bipolar son, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, (electronic resource e-book)

Label
This fragile life : a mother's story of a bipolar son
Title
This fragile life
Title remainder
a mother's story of a bipolar son
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Pierce-Baker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told in a mother's own words, this is a moving story of a loving African American family that faces the daily crisis of an unpredictable mental disorder. Charlotte Pierce-Baker and her husband did everything right when raising their son Mark: providing emotional support, the best education possible, and the freedom to choose his own path. At age 25, Mark was pursuing a postgraduate degree in film, living with his fiance, and seemingly in control of his life, so Pierce-Baker never imagined her high-achieving son would wind up handcuffed, barely clothed, dirty, mad, and in jail. Mark's bipolar disorder manifested late and included hospitalizations, calls in the night, pleas for money, jail, lawyers, prescriptions, doctors, alcohol and drug relapses, and continuous disputes about how to live and not live. This autobiography weaves a fascinating story of mental illness, race, family, the drive of African Americans to succeed, and a mother's love for her son
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Pierce-Baker, Charlotte
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
This fragile life : a mother's story of a bipolar son, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, (electronic resource e-book)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11333470
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9781613741115 (electronic bk.)
  • 1613741111 (electronic bk.)
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11333470
Publisher number
MWT11333470
Specific material designation
remote
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(MWT)MWT11333470
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
This fragile life : a mother's story of a bipolar son, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, (electronic resource e-book)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11333470
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9781613741115 (electronic bk.)
  • 1613741111 (electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11333470
Publisher number
MWT11333470
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11333470
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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