Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538412237 $39.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780062660657 $24.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538412244 $59.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538412251 $39.99 Two MP3-CDs
Author David Leite narrates this idiosyncratic and sometimes infuriating audiobook about his experiences growing up, falling in love, and finding his niche in work. An award-winning food writer and early podcaster, he reads his story in a kind of self-indulgent, sometimes self-satisfied, manner that somehow exorcises his battle with what he describes as Bipolar 2. His life has been a series of challenges marked by manic highs and lows. The memoir traces Leite's struggles to earn a degree and accept being gay, and, most importantly, to understand his illness. Much is left to the listener to parse as he both reveals and conceals. It's clear that the lived experience of mental illness is exceptionally difficult to share in an audiobook or on the page. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]
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