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  •  Styron is a truthteller, and an incredibly (6+ / 0-)

    effective one at that. When I first became bipolar, I read, at the suggestion of my doctor, his book on his own experience with depression. It was such a comfort to have someone so candidly interrogate an issue with which I was struggling.

    We need more writers like that- who are willing to place honesty and candor above careerism. It also helps that he's such an evocative writer, whose words come so vividly alive. You're right there with him when he's telling a story. There are a few writers like that, but not nearly enough.

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