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5 Tips From Your Sober Holiday Guest

When people first learn that I don't drink alcohol, they often request an explanation. Mine is rarely consistent. Sometimes I say I don't like the taste. Sometimes I say I'm Muslim. Sometimes I say I have a medical condition. All are true, but none in isolation contains a full explanation. (Click to continue.)

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Q. How do you bring about real change? 

A. The formula that works for me: Take countless heaping teaspoons of persistence and add a dash of delusion. I’m blessed in that rejection only makes me work harder to prove my doubters wrong, and I’m prone to delusions of grandeur thanks to my mental illness. (Read the entire interview here.)

When Reader Inspires Author

To the joy and horror of authors everywhere, it's never been easier for readers to reach us. And given the value so many publishers now place on platform, celebrity and branding, very few authors can afford to be reclusive. So we do the professionally responsible thing. We make ourselves available to our readers -- through websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and the list goes on. (Click to continue.)

A Useful List of Books About Depression by Someone Being Treated For Chronic Depression

"This list is for anyone who is suffering from depression, or for family and friends of the depressed. These books have given me the best understanding of what it is that I go through chemically, and how to empathize with the suicidal brain." (Click to continue.)

Melody Moezzi on bipolar disorder...

Iranian-American author Melody Moezzi on her life outside of mental illness, and love for her family and writing. She spoke to Azra Thakur. (Click to continue.)

A Better Way to Remember Robin Williams

While many have speculated that Robin Williams struggled with bipolar disorder, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who lost his life to suicide on Monday never publicly stated as much. (Click to continue.)

Interview with Jim Engster on WRKF 89.3 (starts at 33:40)

Melody Moezzi closes out the show to promote and discuss her memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths. With Candor and humor Moezzi, a manic-depressive Iranian-American woman, chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. (Click to listen; interview starts at 33:40.)