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Resilience /BCD: two sisters and a story of mental illness / by Jessie Close with Pete Earley.

Close, Jessie, author. (Author). Earley, Pete, author. (Added Author).
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Schricker Main Library BCD 616.89 CLO (Text) 30032001743415 AUDIOBOOK Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781478924524
  • ISBN: 1478924527
  • ISBN: 9781478932833 (library ed.)
  • ISBN: 147893283X (library ed.)
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 750 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. ; [2015]

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General Note: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Jessie Close.
Summary, etc.: The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to President Mobutu. Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Jessie embarked on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side throughout. Jessie's mental illness was passed on to her son, Calen. It wasn't until Calen entered McLean's psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society. Glenn continues to be the major support in Jessie's life.
Subject: Close, Jessie.
Close, Glenn, 1947-
Mentally ill > Family relationships.
Manic-depressive illness.

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