John McManamy

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Mental Health Journalist
Location Descanso, CA, United States
Introduction I am an award-winning author and mental health journalist. I have been writing about mood disorders since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999, ranging from a website, an email newsletter, a book, articles for HealthCentral, and this blog. More recently, I have been producing videos. Writing about my illness has played a very strong role in my healing and recovery. Writing allows me to come to terms with my past, gives meaning to my present, and gives me the courage to face the future with hope.
Interests music, didgeridoo, cooking, reading, hiking, water volleyball, writing, smart conversation, silly conversation
Favorite Movies Top Hat, A Day at the Races, O Brother Where Art Thou, Love and Death, Once Were Warriors
Favorite Music Mahler #6, Tiger Rag, everything in between.
Favorite Books Iliad, Odyssey, Bible, Mother Night, War and Peace, Chiefs