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And now I spill the family secrets : an illustrated memoir / Margaret Kimball.

Kimball, Margaret (Illustrator), (author,, artist.).


"In 1988, when Kimball is only four years old, her mother attempts suicide on Mother's Day--and this becomes one of many things Kimball's family never speaks about. As she searches for answers nearly thirty years later, Kimball embarks on a thrilling visual journey into the secrets her family has kept for decades. Using old diary entries, hospital records, home videos, and other archives, Margaret pieces together a narrative map of her childhood--her mother's bipolar disorder, her grandmother's institutionalization, and her brother's increasing struggles--in an attempt to understand what no one likes to talk about: the fractures in her family. Both a coming-of-age story about family dysfunction and a reflection on mental health, AND NOW I SPILL THE FAMILY SECRETS is funny, poignant, and deeply inspiring in its portrayal of what drives a family apart and what keeps them together." --
"A beautifully illustrated memoir and empathetic investigation into a family's history with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and one woman's quest to find healing among what remains"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063007444
  • ISBN: 0063007444
  • Physical Description: 275 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
Formatted Contents Note:
The secret, Cheshire, CT, divulged in 2003 -- The trip home (I), Hartford, CT, 2016 -- The videos, Indianapolis, IN, 2017 -- The event, Glastonbury, CT, 1988 -- The year, Glastonbury, CT, 1988 -- The history, Greenwich, CT, 1959, etc. -- The silence, Connecticut, 1971, 1994 -- The proposal, Glastonbury, CT, 1994 -- The wedding, Woodbury, CT, 1994 -- The custody battles, Glastonbury, CT, '95-6 -- The baby, Glastonbury, CT, 1996 -- The move, Cheshire, CT, 1997 -- The blue house, Cheshire, CT, 1997-2000 -- The dinner party, Glastonbury, CT, 2001 -- The divorce, Cheshire, CT, 2001 -- The long weekend, Danville, KY, 2014 -- The trip home (II), Hartford, CT, 2016 -- The birthday, Groton, CT, 2016 -- The interview, Brooklyn, NY, 2019 -- The epilogue, Connecticut, etc., 2020.
Subject: Kimball, Margaret (Illustrator) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Kimball, Margaret (Illustrator) > Family > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mentally ill > United States > Biography.
Mentally ill > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mentally ill > Family relationships > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Manic-depressive illness > Comic books, strips, etc.
Schizophrenia > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mental illness > Genetic aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mental illness > Genetic aspects.
Mentally ill.
Mentally ill > Family relationships.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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