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Also by Jessie Close:

Resilience, January 2015
Hardcover

Also by Pete Earley:

Resilience, January 2015
Hardcover
Comrade J, February 2008
Hardcover
Crazy, April 2007
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Crazy, April 2006
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Resilience
Jessie Close, Pete Earley

Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness

Grand Central Publishing
January 2015
On Sale: January 13, 2015
320 pages
ISBN: 1455548820
EAN: 9781455548828
Kindle: B00K5UNY62
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Inspirational

The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to President Mobutu.

Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Jessie embarked on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side throughout. Jessie's mental illness was passed on to her son, Calen.

It wasn't until Calen entered McLean's psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society. Glenn continues to be the major support in Jessie's life.

In RESILIENCE, the sisters share their story of triumphing over Jessie's illness. The book is written in Jessie's voice with running commentary and an epilogue written by Glenn.

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CBS This Morning - January 13, 2015

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