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008    130313s2013    nyu           000 0 eng   
010      2013008224 
020    9781583334683|qhardback 
020    1583334688|qhardback 
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050 00 RC516|b.M62 2013 
082 00 616.89/5|223 
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100 1  Moezzi, Melody,|d1979- 
245 10 Haldol and hyacinths :|ba bipolar life /|cMelody Moezzi. 
264  1 New York :|bAvery, A member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,
300    xiv, 288 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
505 0  No good reason -- Absent patterns -- White phosphorus -- 
       The quiet room -- Treading water -- Fat-free hell -- Don't
       fuck with the pancreas -- Vital signs -- Glaciers in July 
       -- Sleeping with the enemy -- Christmas in Tehran -- 
       Toward a post-9/11 world -- Law school dropout -- Hoods 
       and hurricanes -- Hooping for peace -- Don't worry, be 
       happy -- Call the Travel Channel -- Naked in the crisis 
       center -- No more screaming -- Ward ignored -- Going back 
       to Ohio -- Clear blue stormy skies -- #Iranelection -- 
       Stabilized volatility. 
520    "With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-
       American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both
       clinical and cultural bipolarity. Melody Moezzi was born 
       to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution
       and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian 
       diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she 
       began battling a severe physical illness, her community 
       stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies,
       and hyacinths. But when she attempted suicide and was 
       diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. 
       Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded 
       with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, 
       she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret-by both 
       her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent 
       medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi 
       became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the 
       stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life 
       along the way. Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing 
       call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story 
       of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and 
       social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the 
       no-man's land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest
       and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant 
       narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural 
       lens, Haldol and Hyacinths is a tribute to the healing 
       power of hope, humor, and acceptance"--|cProvided by 
520    "Iranian-American activist Melody Moezzi speaks out on 
       behalf of the mentally ill with a bracingly funny and 
       poignant tale of her own suicide attempt, bipolar disorder
       diagnosis, and reclamation of her life"--|cProvided by 
600 10 Moezzi, Melody,|d1979-|xMental health. 
650  0 Bipolar disorder|vCross-cultural studies. 
650  0 People with bipolar disorder|xFamily relationships. 
650  0 Iranian Americans|xPsychology. 
650  0 Psychiatry, Transcultural|vCase studies. 
994    92|bCKE 
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