Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's Mood Chart

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's Mood Chart

DerekThompson / May 25, 2019

Somewhere Over the Rainbow I ve Lost My Damn Mind A Manic s Mood Chart I figure that if I have to endure the worst parts of bipolar disorder like psychosis I get to laugh as much as possible along the way Somewhere Over the Rainbow I ve Lost My Damn Mind A Manic s Moo

  • Title: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's Mood Chart
  • Author: DerekThompson
  • ISBN: 9781467935234
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • I figure that if I have to endure the worst parts of bipolar disorder, like psychosis, I get to laugh as much as possible along the way Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I ve Lost My Damn Mind A Manic s Mood Chart is the story of one Millennial s bipolar life, with moments ranging from the ridiculous to the terrifying to the hilarious Blending pop culture references and cyberI figure that if I have to endure the worst parts of bipolar disorder, like psychosis, I get to laugh as much as possible along the way Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I ve Lost My Damn Mind A Manic s Mood Chart is the story of one Millennial s bipolar life, with moments ranging from the ridiculous to the terrifying to the hilarious Blending pop culture references and cyberspeak with psychiatric terms, it combines the funny, conversational tone of Sh t My Dad Says with a nonlinear narrative structure similar to that of Manic The book began as a blog if you had a delusional relationship with Britney Spears, wouldn t you brag about it to the entire world To create the book, I organized the blog entries like a mood chart, a therapeutic tool which assigns colors of the rainbow to states of mind The entries are divided into three sections, Depressed, Normal and Elevated, and cover the past three years my psych ward getaways, my vision of fighting alongside Jesus at Armageddon, my attempts to find a woman who accepts that I sometimes lose my mind Therapy sessions with a fictional psychiatrist provide my present day reflections on each entry I had to create my ideal shrink because I tend to fight with the real ones Somewhere Over the Rainbow will be the first humorous memoir about bipolar by a member of the Millennial Generation today s young adults Because it doesn t follow the usual narrative format, the reader can flip through at random or take the traditional cover to cover route My book s humor, pop culture references and Internet origins will appeal to Millennials, now entering their twenties and thirties, as well as younger Gen Xers More than an account of coming to terms with a mental health condition, it s a story of being young and feeling lost, dealing with heartbreak and still finding plenty to laugh about, no matter what happens.

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      • DerekThompson

        Derek Thompson grew up in South Charleston, Ohio and received a BA in communication in 2005 from Wittenberg University After graduation he pursued a corporate sales career at ATT where he excelled in the high paced sales environment That s up until he was unexpectedly and rudely interrupted by his first manic episode in 2008 which changed everything they tend to be real bitches like that The episode took him back home where he struggled to understand what his new mental health condition diagnosis of bipolar disorder type I was and meant To cope with this confusion he began writing a blog as a therapeutic process to deal with his new crazy life and have some fun along the way He currently resides on one of his family s farms in rural Ohio.


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    1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I’ve Lost my Damn Mind: A Manic’s Mood Chart is an insightful, hilarious, and terrifying look into the world and the mind of someone who suffers from bipolar disorder. Thompson has broken down this narrative into segmented blog posts which follow his moods and mentality as they range from utter depression to high mania. The book began as a blog and, in many ways, reads like a blog so do not pick up this novel thinking you will be reading another memoir about a str [...]


    2. First of all, Thanks to Derek (the author) and for the copy they sent me. Derek personalized my copy, which was a pretty cool surprise. (If you're reading this, Derek, I'm not sure if I know your cousin but all say "hi" to all the Thompson's I know.) This book seemed very interesting as I read the description and entered the give-away. I'm glad I won it. The book was EXTREMELY interesting and very insightful. Hopefully this review will help other goodreaders to pick up a copy, read it, and then [...]


    3. I think this book just wasn't for me. Obviously judging by getting mainly high ratings most people liked it, while for me it was just ok. Not bad, but not a book i would rate as "i liked it".The topic is of interest to me. I like both memoirs as well as psychology. I guess the way it was presented just wasn't my thing. It isn't just because it was a blog. I knew about it before I got it, and while I am not a big follower of blogs I do think that they can make great books sometimes. There were se [...]


    4. If you enjoy reading Internet Blogs and would like to enter the mind of a person that is living with "Bipolar Manic Depression" disorder, this is the book for you! Whew! Finally finished reading this book I won thru contests. Usually I would not read a book such as this. I enjoy reading mysteries/suspense and generally novels with a plota beginning & an end. This is not a book I would normally purchase at a book store or online (eBook editions included). This book took me forever to read. M [...]


    5. I was not sure what to expect when reading this book, especially when I read the intro and fount it to be based on a blog. However, Derek Thompson's book is amazingly humorous and witty. Despite the troubles he faced dealing with being bipolar, Thompson was able to tell his story in a very engaging and relatable way. The added commentary of Dr. John-Paul Heathrow (JP) is just as witty. The books structure was quite interesting. Rather than offering a chronological story, Thompson depicts his sto [...]


    6. I won this book as part of the "Good Reads Giveaways" and I must say, I really enjoyed it! "Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind" is an entertaining book that tought me about Bipolar Disorder and using comparisons, such as sports injuries, made it that much more relatable and understandable. One thing that I've learned is that not everyone who has bipolar disprder considers it to be an illnes. It doesn't make them "weak" or "sick," it just makes them different people. This book tau [...]


    7. This is a honest, down to earth, all out reading for those that would be great for families trying to understand mental illness, for learning about bi-polar mental disease. I had family members with such and this writing lets you take a walk in their shoes. There is also a humorous angle and you will feel like you are right there with Derek , the author.


    8. I feel like I'm the only person that doesn't like this book. Look, the blogs and the setup were not done well. It jumps around way too much to be a cohesive book, something you can sit down and actually enjoy reading. I appreciate the effort to make a memoir (kind of) book different, but it could have been so much better. I get that the way it jumps is accurate in depicting the way one's mind jumps around when manic--trust me, I know--and I think the concept of jumping around and using the mood [...]


    9. to be honest, not a lot. It is less an account of his life and more a hotch potch of anecdotes. I suppose manic depressive illness is like this but the book gave me no real insight into Derek himself. Even some of his entries that were graded as normality seemed far from it and i really don't understand the session notes - statistics and information from the internet. Biiled as describing events from the terrifying to the hilarious it played far below that promisePerhaps someone with bipolar dis [...]


    10. I received this book as a winner. There were parts of this book I really enjoyed but there were also parts where I felt a bit lost. I think the way the book is presented in the different levels of the authors BMD journey is a little hard to follow. I did like getting a glimpse into the life of a person living with this challenge. A funny and inspiring read!





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