You Don't Know Crazy -
" . . . I like the positive message this book sends out and I really like Bahati's take on life. She also included, in the book, some wonderful natural remedies and lifestyle changes that have helped her and actually could benefit us all. This was an excellent read."
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At times hilariously funny and always relentlessly honest,You Don’t Know Crazy presents an intelligent, informative portrayal of bipolar mood disorder and its effects on Bahati's self-esteem, career, relationships and day-to-day coping.
Wambui also reveals exactly what she did that allowed her to reclaim her life, and she encourages the reader to understand that each and every one of us has an innate wisdom and strength that may have either been forgotten about, or the knowledge has been lost as to how to tap into that inner wisdom and strength. This book will show you how to find that within yourself, and reclaim your own life.
When it seemed like her life couldn’t get any worse, she decided she only had two options - she could either live, or she could die. If she lived, she told herself it would be on her own terms.
For the past 10 years she has researched, studied and explored various ‘quality of life’ altering strategies. Her mission was to find out how to have a life of joy, peace and fabulous health – the best life possible! This inspiring woman not only ‘got up’ when everyone thought she was ‘out for the count’, but rose to new heights, and continues to soar. You Don’t Know Crazy gives you the inspiration and tools that will allow you to soar too!
Book Clubs, Schools, Churches, Libraries, Reading and Discussion Groups
Wambui is delighted to meet with book groups (at no cost) for an up to 45 minute discussions -- in person, for those in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, or by telephone (on speaker or tele-seminar) for other locations. To arrange a meeting or media interview contact her HERE.
Wambui Bahati has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless audiences with her powerful speeches and one-woman shows. With her first major book, she presents one of the most remarkable personal narratives of all time.
You Don't Know Crazy - My Life Before, During, After, Above and Beyond Mental Illness, is filled with unforgettable vignettes that include some well know characters and famous shows.
Eventually, her struggle with mental illness becomes the underlying and recurring theme in her life. However, her turbulent life breaks wide open with peace and joy when she finally comes to terms with who she really is and what she - you - all of us are capable of.
"I have to admit that I had never heard of this person prior to reading her book. However, through her story "You don't Know Crazy" I have come to admire Wambui Bahati . . . This book is written in an honest and often extremely funny way. The author obviously chooses to express herself through humor and this was quite inspiring. She retells her story and as she describes the hell that she went through, I could actually feel myself in her shoes - living it in my own head and heart . . . This was an excellent read".
. . . "You Don't Know Crazy" provides a frank look at aspects of mental illness that people have been avoiding for years. Author Wambui Bahati . . . uses the knowledge and insight she gained to reach out not only to people suffering from Bipolar disorder but also to those suffering from depression, mania and any other disorder that negatively affects their daily life. Her story is heartwarming, and readers will find comfort in following her through her trials and the strength that she eventually discovered . . .
- By R. Malove
While You Don't Know Crazy - My Life Before, During, After, Above and Beyond Mental Illness certainly touches all of our hearts. This book especially speaks to women who are living with a diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder.