Having been treated for Bipolar II Depression for 10 years now, I had an interest in reading about someone else's experience with Bipolar mood disorder. When I started reading the story of David and Diane Mariant, I found it difficult to put the book down. What David and his family have gone through with this illness has been extremely traumatic, but they have used the experience and knowledge gained to help and enlighten othersI was blessed to have the benefit of Dr. Grant Mullen's book Emotionally Free". That is where I was educated on the symptoms, co-dependency, causes of disorders, meds used and more. I think that it was very brave and commendable that David and Diane Mariant shared their experiences in dealing with David's illness and their desire to help others dealing with bipolar mood disorder.Even though I am well educated about my disorder, David Mariant's book is interesting and informative to anyone who is suffering with bipolar or knows someone who is suffering with bipolar disorder.