Living Bipolar by Landon Sessions

The book introduces itself as an accountant of experiences and aims to be a users manuel. The intro also talks about how bipolar moods change from minute to minute. Whut? 2014 it says on the frontispiece and yet he quotes the DSM IV throughout. Self publishing has a lot to answer for.

Apparently the author is an FAU Sociology graduate student (Source.). I’m telling you so that you can avoid studying there if you’re in the USA. I’m not griping about his spelling, just his lack of an editor. And here he is with a big smile and his two books.

The writing is sloppy and full of tautology; it is also heavily sprinkled with quotes. Even the tragically unedited accounts by bipolar individuals and their loved ones, are peppered with quotes. There is good stuff, but you will need tweezers to get at it. It’s typo city too.

On the plus side:
It’s free.
There’s a decent interview with a psychiatrist.
First person accounts.
It isn’t all about bipolar 1, 2 gets some limelight for a change.
It’s not as bad as the last bipolar smashwords freebie I read.

The pluses are not enough. There are so many better books and blogs to read to get information and first person accounts. Read it if you can stand reading first drafts without wanting to throw … eh nevermind.



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13 thoughts on “Living Bipolar by Landon Sessions”

      1. I enjoyed reading your review of my book and your comments and suggestions. Your right the book should have been edited further, and I thought that it had been. Anyways, my intention was simply to help other people, and to raise awareness. That’s why I gave the book away for free. I appreciate the work you are doing with your website to raise awareness.. I would like to have further conversation with you. Please email me back when you can. Thanks. LS

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        1. Hello and thanks for the visit and comments. I am on my phone app, so I can’t see your email addy, but feel free to mail me: johndoe4866 (gmail). Hope you’re having a good xmas.


  1. Yes, I had lots of fun reading this review.

    I bought a self-published bipolar book (2.99) that I couldn’t resist due to intriguingcover. I haven’t read it yet, but I don’t have high hopes – call it intuition if you will. I wish I could post the image here, but the link is below. Take a peek – “Bipolar and Me” on Amazon by Deborah Kaminski – it’s only 24 pages long btw.


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