|Posted by Stephen D. Manning on September 22, 2000 at 00:47:38:|
> > My name is Stephen D. Manning and I'm writing, requesting your adress. I
> > have written a book, "When Irish Eyes are Crying," about a 16 year old
> > who has a nervous breakdown due to the mental disorder, Manic Depression
> > (Bipolar Affective Disorder). I would like to send a press release and
> > some order forms for your perusal. The book is also listed on books in
> > print and can be ordered through bookstores (ISBN#1-56002-693-6)and
> > Amazon.com. The price of this paperback is $8.00
> > Thank you for your time and consideration
> > Stephen D. Manning
> > This novel would be beneficial to counselors, teachers, parents and
> > special education teachers.
> > If you would like the novel without the press release, please send a
> > check or money order for $8.oo per copy plus $2.25 for postage ($10.25
> > total) to: Stephen D. Manning
> > P.O. Box 1242
> > Sharon Hill Pa. 19079
> > The Midwest Book Review's August Review states: When Irish Eyes Are
> > Crying is a social issues novelthat presents accurate and authoritative
> > information within the context of an engaging work of fiction.
> > -- Margaret Lane-- Reviewer
> > -- James A. Cox-- Editor-in-chief
> > Reviewer: Fred Hanker (FHANKER@AOL.COM) from LONG BEACH,
> > CA October 9, 1999. I really enjoyed the book and I found myself
> > not being able to put it down. I now have a real insight of the problems
> > a manic depressive has and it was a very real and straight on look at
> > the life a manic depressive person leads. Very insightful and not for
> > people who are sensitive too certain issues. Very well done!!!!!! 5
> > Stars!!!!!
> > Had to read it several times
> > Reviewer: A reader from Norfolk, UK September 13, 1998
> > I discovered so many parallels to myself and friends, and started
> > asking, aren't we all somewhere at some time manic depressive? A real
> > eye-opener, well told, in the lingo of an American teen; emotional,
> > gripping, and thought-provoking. 5 Stars!!!
> > When Irish Eyes Are Crying By: Stephen D. Manning
> > As reviewed by Gary J. Wyatt
> > (president of Manic Depressive and depressive
> > association/Detroit)
> > As a first novel, his initiation novel, When Irish Eyes Are
> > Crying by
> > Stephen D. Manning, shows some stylistic shortcomings. However,
> > experience as a writer should take care of that. For now, he tells a
> > good story straight and to the point.
> > The novel has four powerful elements going for it; authenticity,
> > humor,
> > courage, and compassion, Other elements of a good story are also
> > displayed. This is the story of Archie McRae, a young man of sixteen
> > who goes through depression, his first manic episode and the
> > hospitalization that follows.
> > Authenticity-- anyone who has gone through what Archie lives
> > through
> > might say
> > "been there, done that." A person with bipolar disorder will know what
> > Manning has to tell of his to hell and back episode is damned real, the
> > product of experience and not just imagination.
> > Humor-- Archie's sense of irony, "A good boy" like him getting a
> > mental
> > illness never leaves him. Indeed twists of his ironic wit and viewpoint
> > inform the entire novel. Also, there is a broad comedy (schtick). His
> > mother says
> > "Archie."
> > "Yes."
> > "What's wrong with you," she says.
> > "Nothing," I paused. "I'm cleaning out this room."
> > "Yes, I see that. Now tell me what's wrong
> > with you."
> > My mother has a terrific sense of humor. She probably inherited
> > it
> > from her cousin, Henny Youngman.
> > That's a joke on his own delusion of having famous people of all
> > sorts
> > who were somehow his cousins.
> > Courage-- Archie lived through what was probably childhood manic
> > depression, the onset of deep depression, the wild manic episode
> > described here and the subsequent hospitalization. He showed the
> > courage to fight through it all and return to report about it. I
> > honestly believe that heart felt and heart rendered books like this one
> > can help others who suffer mental disorders in their struggle for
> > recovery.
> > Compassion-- Archie is more concerned about the other outcasts,
> > the
> > teenage patients in the hospital who become his friends, than he is
> > about himself.
> > The plus is the many positive traits that Archie the mental
> > patient
> > shows that add up to an informative, entertaining, and even inspiring
> > novel.