A true story by Adam Hardy
with Sara Hardy

After a storybook romance and perfect wedding, Adam Hardy watched helplessly as his wife’s severe bipolar disorder drove her to the verge of suicide. After 14 years of failed experimentation with dozens of potent medications prescribed by well-meaning doctors, Sara Hardy took responsibility for her own health and embarked on a drug-free approach to her mental wellness.

Sara achieved this amazing transformation by making radical changes in her diet, her lifestyle, and her thought processes. Adam tells the story of his roller-coaster life with his wife—both before and after these dramatic changes—from the unique perspective of her embattled but supportive husband.

I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one night! It was truly inspirational—not only for their love for one another, but for the endurance and perseverance in self-help and taking charge of their lives. A true love story.

~ Heather

So inspirational. … What both of you went through has left me speechless. Brave, so very brave. … I was gripped from the first chapter. … I would recommend your book to even those that do not suffer from a mental illness.
~ Maria

I was so privileged to read this book. Adam and Sara Hardy tell such a compelling story about what it is like to live with someone who suffers from a brain disorder; about being the person with the disorder. I couldn’t put it down. I had to finish it in one sitting. Now I want to read it again. It gives me hope that no matter what, you can change your life if you keep persevering. Keep going. Never give up.
~ Susan

Thought-provoking, uplifting, and even humorous, Adam peels back the curtain we all draw when we hear of mental illness. … Bittersweet is a must read, whether you are dealing with mental health issues or just want a book you can’t put down. Loved it.
~ Bruce

Stayed up late and finished the book. I couldn’t put it down. I giggled. I cried. I’m in awe. … Love and hope shines through on so many levels. … A must read.
~ Robin

You’ve changed my life. I’ve known for a while that I need to fix things, but I had no idea how. Your courage and willingness to share have had a huge impact on me. … Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing such a personal and amazing part of you. Such an inspiration.
~ Christina

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