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August 28, 2013

As part of the Two Rivers Reading series, author Marya Hornbacher will read from and discuss her memoir Madness: A Bipolar Life at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1 to 1:50 and 2 to 2:50 p.m. in the Legacy Room.

The event is free and open to the public and is supported by the college English Division, Faculty Development and Counseling Department.

Madness: A Bipolar Life is a gripping account of Hornbacher’s life-long struggle with bipolar disorder, beginning at age four. A USA Today critic wrote that the book “Hooks readers from the start. . . [As Hornbacher] whips around this rollercoaster ride, her unflinching style keeps us firmly seated beside her.” The memoir spent time on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been called “an intense, beautifully written” book about the difficulties, and promise, of living with mental illness.

Hornbacher is the author of several other books, including Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia and the novel The Center of Winter. She has won numerous awards for her books and journalism and was also a Pulitzer and Pushcart Prize nominee.

In conjunction with Hornbacher’s reading, Anoka-Ramsey Counseling Services will hold a Mental Wellness Fair with free depression screening for students, employees, and the general public from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Legacy Room. Representatives from area mental health agencies will also be available to discuss their services.

The Two Rivers Reading series provides students, faculty, staff and the public access to award-winning authors, poets and playwrights each semester. Two Rivers Reading series events make learning more comprehensive by combining classwork with real-world experiences. 

For more information about the educational activities at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit AnokaRamsey.edu or contact English Faculty member, Paige Riehl at paige.riehl@anokaramsey.edu.

 Hornbacher Marya Hornbacher will read from and discuss her memoir Madness: A Bipolar Life at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1 to 1:50 and 2 to 2:50 p.m. in the Legacy Room.