Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar: Query

I am seeking representation for Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar, a commercial novel complete at 84,965 words. It is the story of Will, a queer, bipolar, broken boy who we follow for the ten years from early adolescence to adulthood. As he grows up in the early 1970s, he struggles with hypersexuality, drug use, crime and mania. These issues tear apart his relationships, and result in periods of profound depression. 

On a second timeline, when he is thirty-four, Will is hospitalized for suicidal depression. His sessions with his psychiatrist are woven throughout the novel, providing Will with an opportunity for insight and nostalgia, and through their work comes a story of redemption.

This book has been extensively workshopped at Grub Street in Boston, and will appeal to fans of Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett and Broken by Jenny Lawson.

Bio: I am a queer, bipolar author. I’ve published a dozen internationally successful non-fiction books, many articles, and I won the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Award for my autobiographical essay on being a happily married bisexual. I have a Twitter following of 13,500, and I have extensive experience creating both web sites and podcasts that can be used for promotion.

Jesse Liberty