Charlotte Pierce-Baker

This
Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son

Chicago
Review Press

OFFSITE:
Northwestern University, Hagstrum Room, University Hall 201, 1897
Sheridan Rd., Evanston

Charlotte
Pierce-Baker did everything right when raising her son, providing not
only emotional support but the best education possible. At age
twenty-five, he was pursuing a postgraduate degree and was seemingly
in control of his life. She never imagined her high-achieving son
would wind up in jail.
The
moving story of an African American family facing the challenge of
bipolar disorder, in This
Fragile Life

Pierce-Baker
traces
the evolution of her son’s illness and, in looking back, realizes
she mistook warning signs for typical child and teen behavior.
Hospitalizations, calls in the night, alcohol and drug relapses,
pleas for money, and continuous disputes, her son’s journey was
long, arduous, and almost fatal. This
Fragile Life
weaves
a fascinating story of mental illness, race, family, the drive of
African Americans to succeed, and a mother’s love for her son.
Women & Children First is pleased to be the bookseller at this
event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Northwestern University, Hagstrum Room, University Hall 201
1897 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston
us
This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781613741085
Availability: Special Order
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - June 1st, 2012

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