MANIC is a collection of poetry that takes the reader on an introspective psychological conflict between the familiar ease of existing in pain, and the need for fighting one's way to restoration.
Within these pages, you are allowed to be a passenger to Angela's own inner journey. This book's existence itself is a testament to the ongoing battle of demolishing the stigma of mental health - focusing intently on the tireless battle between the thoughts to end your own life with your own bottle of prescribed medication and the insatiable zeal that motivates you to keep fighting, each day, just to see another sunset and the smile on a loved ones face.
You have the rare opportunity to see inside a poet's heart, mind, and soul as they spend months braving depths, processing the past, living boldly in the present, and making vows for the future. May you find a quiet place to let these words soak into your bones, may your mind and soul be transported by her narrative, and may you close this book with the understanding that you are not alone.