Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Patty Duke
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the unique style in which A Brilliant Madness is written. What about this style lends a different perspective to the study of manic-depressive illness?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the excerpts of the book written by Patty Duke's best friend and by her husband. What portrait do these excerpts paint of the actress and author?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symptoms of manic-depressive illness listed early in the book. Is it possible to diagnose the disease based solely on a checklist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the childhood of Patty Duke. What was her relationship to her parents? Who were Patty's "adoptive" parents and what was their role in her life?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss Patty Duke's marriages. To whom was she married, when, and for how long? How many children does she have?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the different forms of manic-depressive illness detailed in the text...

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