This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son by Charlotte Pierce-Baker

By Charlotte Pierce-Baker

advised in a mother’s personal phrases, this can be a relocating tale of a loving African American relations that faces the day-by-day difficulty of an unpredictable psychological sickness. Charlotte Pierce-Baker and her husband did every thing correct whilst elevating their son Mark: offering emotional help, the easiest schooling attainable, and the liberty to decide on his personal course. At age 25, Mark was once pursuing a postgraduate measure in movie, residing along with his fiancée, and doubtless in charge of his lifestyles, so Pierce-Baker by no means imagined her high-achieving son may finish up handcuffed, slightly clothed, soiled, mad, and in penal complex. Mark’s bipolar illness manifested overdue and incorporated hospitalizations, calls within the evening, pleas for funds, penal complex, legal professionals, prescriptions, medical professionals, alcohol and drug relapses, and non-stop disputes approximately how you can live—and no longer stay. This autobiography weaves a desirable tale of psychological sickness, race, kinfolk, the force of African american citizens to be successful, and a mother's love for her son.

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