RX

RX

A Graphic Memoir

Book - 2018
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"In her early twenties in New York City, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rachel Lindsay takes a job in advertising in order to secure healthcare coverage for her treatment. But work takes a strange turn when she suddenly finds herself on the other side of the curtain, developing ads for an antidepressant drug. Day after day, she sees her own suffering in the ads she helps to create, trapped in an endless cycle of treatment, insurance and medication. Overwhelmed by the stress of her professional life and the self-scrutiny it inspires, she begins to destabilize and finds herself hospitalized against her will. In the ward, stripped of the little control over her life she felt she had, she struggles in the midst of doctors, nurses, patients and endless rules to find a path out of the hospital and this cycle of treatment. This is the author's story of being treated for a mental illness as a commodity and the often unavoidable choice between sanity and happiness."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781455598540
1455598542
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: R X

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ArapahoeLiz Mar 24, 2019

Creatively done. A memoir about the struggle with being bipolar and using prescription drugs. (Similar to Marbles by Ellen Forney.) Deals with the constant battle of being dependent of a job that will help you out medically V.S. what you actually want to do in life. A quick an enjoyable read.

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mclarjh
Mar 21, 2019

Generic illustrations, strangely cold and impersonal tone.

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