Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar: Query

Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar follows the life of Will, a bipolar broken boy. As he grows up, he struggles with hypersexuality, drug use and crime, as they tear apart his relationships and result in periods of profound depression. 

The story moves through Will’s life, told in the first person present tense, starting with his rape at age ten. 

When he is thirtyfour he is hospitalized for suicidal depression. There he meets his psychiatrist.  Their sessions are woven throughout the story, providing Will with an opportunity for retrospective insight, nostalgia and regret. In the end, however, this is a story of redemption.

This book has been extensively workshopped at Grub Street in Boston, and is complete at 78,602 words. It will appeal to fans of A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Bio: I am bipolar which provides special insight into this book. I’ve published a dozen programming books, but this is my first novel. 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
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