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Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital

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“This surprising true story is Common Hospital on anabolic steroids.” — Mehmet Oz, M.D., Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Present

The Emmy Award-winning star of Common Hospital chronicles his astonishing and emotional life journey on this highly effective memoir—an inspiring story of success, present enterprise, and household, and his battle with psychological sickness.

Maurice Benard has been blessed with household, fame, and a profitable profession. For twenty-five years, he has performed one of the vital well-known characters on daytime tv: Common Hospital’s Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. In his life exterior the display screen, he’s a loving husband and the daddy of 4. However his path has not been with out hardship. When he was solely twenty, Maurice was recognized with bipolar dysfunction.

In Nothing Common About It, Maurice appears again to his youth in a small city and his tenuous relationship together with his father. He describes how his bipolar dysfunction started to floor in childhood, how he struggled to know the jolting temper swings he skilled, and the way a physician lastly saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his aim to be a profitable actor. However even after he “made it,” he nonetheless grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all whereas attempting desperately to take care of his relationship together with his spouse, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing again as he bravely talks about what it was prefer to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he realized to handle his manic episodes whereas on the set of GH.

Nothing Common About It can also be an unbelievable love story about a permanent marriage that demonstrates what these vows—for higher, for worse, in illness and in well being—really imply. Maurice additionally pays tribute to the group that has been there for him by means of thick and skinny, and ruminates on the significance of each inherited and created household.

A surprising, riveting, and completely candid memoir of affection, adversity, and finally hope, Nothing Common About It affords insights and recommendation for everybody attempting to deal with psychological sickness, and is a motivational story that gives classes in perseverance—of the significance of believing in and combating for your self by means of the darkest occasions.

Nothing Common About It features a 16-page insert that includes roughly 50 pictures.

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