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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania
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Sam Twyford-Moore
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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore


9781742235653

New South Books


Biography;
Memoirs;
Coping with illness


Paperback

288 pages

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Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids - creative and courageous - is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history.

With reflections on artists such as Carrie Fisher, Kanye West, Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz, Paul Thomas Anderson and Spalding Gray, Twyford-Moore also looks at the condition in our digital world, where someone's manic episode can unfold live in real time, watched by millions.

His own story, told unflinchingly, is shocking and sometimes blackly comic. It gives the book an edge that is not always comfortable but full of insight and empathy. Smart, lively and well-researched, The Rapids manages to be both a wild ride and introspective at once, exploring a condition that touches thousands of people, directly or indirectly.

By:   Sam Twyford-Moore
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781742235653
ISBN 10:   1742235654
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sam Twyford-Moore is Director and CEO of the Melbourne Agency and the founding host of The Rereaders, a literary and culture podcast. Critic, essayist and writer, Twyford-Moore was the Festival Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers' Festival from 2012 until 2015. His work has appeared in The Monthly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Australian, Meanjin, The Guardian, The Lifted Brow and others.

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