Recently I wrote the author and daughter of Dr. Perry Baird regarding my thoughts on her father’s memoir and manuscript, He Wanted the Moon. This book is by far, hands down the BEST book I’ve ever read on the topic of manic depression! It is about the genius and madness of a doctor in the 1940s. What’s more, Brad Pitt is directing the book into a movie to be released at a later date. I was beyond excited after reading Dr. Baird’s story. I think I read the book in 6 hours. I won’t spoil it for you! But, I implore you to visit the website for all the upcoming news and information about the manuscript and how it came to life. (Link Below) There is also an interview with Mimi in the winter 2017 issue of BpHope Magazine!
I just finished reading your father’s story today and I am floored at how mental illness was treated in the 1940s. I am also inspired to continue my journey of providing education to the mental illness community. Deep in my heart, Dr. Baird’s story resonates in my spirit as one of truth and martyrdom for people like me who sometimes take their recovery for granted. I would love to hear more of your personal childhood memories in a sequel or movie. Thank you soooo much for being so brave!
Mimi Baird’s Response:
LaQuita, your comment of January 14 was music to my heart. It makes the efforts that went into writing He Wanted the Moon worthwhile on a multitude of levels. We are grateful for your honesty and respect your own struggles. For your information HWTM is to be made into a film! Check out some early posts on the Facebook page.
For More Information about the Book
Please visit http://hewantedthemoon.com
His power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9