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The author describes her battle with bipolar disorder and the surprisingly calming effect that horses had on her condition. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous. *Author: Harris, Sylvia *Subtitle: My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me *Publication Date: 2011/03/08 *Number of Pages: 257 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25
Sylvia Harris is an African-American, female jockey who didn't get her professional riding license until she was 40. All those facts are interesting enough, but additionally, as this fascinating memoir reveals, Harris struggles with a bipolar condition that has, at various times in her life, left her homeless, hospitalized, and alienated from her family and society. She discovered in her middle years that being with horses calms and stabilizes her. Since discovering her gift with horses, she has won several races, and garnered acclaim in the racing world. This inspiring book will encourage readers to go beyond their perceived limitations and find their own route to healing.