Stranger Genius Grant-winner Ellen Forney's new Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michaelangelo and Me (Gotham Books) tells in graphic narrative the story of her diagnosis at age 30 with bipolar disorder, and her attempt to find inspiration in the work of other artists and writers also affected by mood disorders. "I've always admired Ellen Forney's humor and honesty, but Marbles is a major leap forward. It's a hilarious memoir about mental illness, yes, but it's also an incisive study of what it means to be human and how we ache to become better humans. Amazing stuff." - Sherman Alexie. A lifelong cartoonist, Ellen Forney's other publications include collaborating with Sherman Alexie with illustrations to this text for the National Book Award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.