Long Shot: My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me

3.58 avg rating
( 108 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061714412: Long Shot: My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me

Combine Seabiscuit with Manic—throw in a touch of HBO’s “Temple Grandin”—and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar depression, until she discovered the miraculous healing and calming effect of horses—a revelation that ultimately enabled her to manage her illness, conquer the sexism of her field, and triumph as a champion jockey in the male-dominated world of horse racing. A fascinating, courageous, and ultimately redemptive true story, Long Shot has won high praise from Phyllis Chesler Ph.D., author of Women and Madness, who says, “[Harris’s] attempt to find balance, joy, connectedness, and purpose in life constitutes a great adventure story.”

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Alcohol. Lithium. Buddhist chanting. To quiet the voices in her mind, Sylvia Harris tried all of them. Her bipolar depression brought on bouts of erratic behavior and unsettling delusions. It led her to look for love in all the wrong places and to create a family she had difficulty caring for. But it was at the nadir of her twenty-year battle with this devastating illness that Harris found redemption in the least likely of places—an equine ranch outside Orlando, Florida.

Written with an unflinching eye toward her weaknesses and a reverent wonder at the healing power of horses, Long Shot is Harris's tale of perseverance in which an underdog in life becomes a champion on the track and her Thoroughbred becomes a beacon of hope.

About the Author:

Sylvia Harris is a jockey. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware. This is her first book.

Coauthor Eunetta T. Boone is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and an award-winning sportswriter. She is a writer, creator, and producer of television as well as film.

Coauthor Bill Boulware is also a writer, creator, and producer of television, and has been a freelance writer for The Cosby Show and various PBS programs, among others. He has taught writing at the American Film Institute, USC, and UCLA. He also contributed an essay to the Writers Guild Foundation's book Doing It for Money.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Harris, Sylvia
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW002SQ0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Harris, Sylvia
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061714412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Harris, Sylvia
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061714410

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sylvia Harris
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Combine Seabiscuit with Manic--throw in a touch of HBO s Temple Grandin --and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar depression, until she discovered the miraculous healing and calming effect of horses--a revelation that ultimately enabled her to manage her illness, conquer the sexism of her field, and triumph as a champion jockey in the male-dominated world of horse racing. A fascinating, courageous, and ultimately redemptive true story, Long Shot has won high praise from Phyllis Chesler Ph.D., author of Women and Madness, who says, [Harris s] attempt to find balance, joy, connectedness, and purpose in life constitutes a great adventure story. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061714412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sylvia Harris
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Combine Seabiscuit with Manic--throw in a touch of HBO s Temple Grandin --and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar depression, until she discovered the miraculous healing and calming effect of horses--a revelation that ultimately enabled her to manage her illness, conquer the sexism of her field, and triumph as a champion jockey in the male-dominated world of horse racing. A fascinating, courageous, and ultimately redemptive true story, Long Shot has won high praise from Phyllis Chesler Ph.D., author of Women and Madness, who says, [Harris s] attempt to find balance, joy, connectedness, and purpose in life constitutes a great adventure story. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061714412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sylvia Harris
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Combine Seabiscuit with Manic--throw in a touch of HBO s Temple Grandin --and you get Long Shot, a truly remarkable memoir by Sylvia Harris. A single mother of three, Harris was crippled by bipolar depression, until she discovered the miraculous healing and calming effect of horses--a revelation that ultimately enabled her to manage her illness, conquer the sexism of her field, and triumph as a champion jockey in the male-dominated world of horse racing. A fascinating, courageous, and ultimately redemptive true story, Long Shot has won high praise from Phyllis Chesler Ph.D., author of Women and Madness, who says, [Harris s] attempt to find balance, joy, connectedness, and purpose in life constitutes a great adventure story. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780061714412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sylvia Harris
Published by Ecco (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061714410

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Harris, Sylvia
Published by Ecco (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061714410

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sylvia Harris
Published by Ecco (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0061714410

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Harris, Sylvia
Published by Ecco Pr (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061714410 ISBN 13: 9780061714412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco Pr, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 206 pages. 8.00x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0061714410

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book