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Manicdotes - Theres Madness in his Method Chris Joseph

Manicdotes - Theres Madness in his Method

Chris Joseph

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Madness and genius are often said to be close bedfellows, although the link between the two is little understood.Chris Joseph has known both extremes, and in Manicdotes: There’s Madness in His Method, he lays bare his struggle with bi-polar disorderMoreMadness and genius are often said to be close bedfellows, although the link between the two is little understood.Chris Joseph has known both extremes, and in Manicdotes: There’s Madness in His Method, he lays bare his struggle with bi-polar disorder and the condition’s pendulum-like swing between creative dynamism and dark despair.After walking out of university and briefly dabbling with life as a Benedictine monk and nightclub bouncer, Chris went to work at a dilapidated North East iron foundry where he lost his right arm in a horrific industrial accident.The accident was the springboard to a new career in the world of advertising – and the trigger for the mental illness which was to blight his life.Having established his own award-winning agency – renowned for its off-the-wall creative thinking – Chris also used his considerable creative skills to publicise and settle High Court copyright and banking disputes with major corporations, most notably Barclays Bank.Manicdotes: There’s Madness in His Method is a graphic, moving and frequently hilarious account of his life as a manic depressive, the highs which drove the creation of multi-million pound advertising campaigns giving way to bouts of deep depression and enforced hospitalisation.The stories can be read together or in isolation – they tell the tale of an extraordinary man whose struggle to overcome physical and mental obstacles will be an inspiration to anyone facing the stigma of mental illness.