Beautiful Chaos: A Life Worth Living with Bipolar (Inspirational Series) (Paperback)

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Beautiful Chaos: A Life Worth Living with Bipolar (Inspirational Series) (Paperback)

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When the young Ali Douglas decided she wanted a career on television, she found a way to make it happen. She pushed and pushed until she landed her first TV job. But as her public profile grew, Ali’s life got harder, stranger, and more chaotic.

Beautiful Chaos takes us to the heart of the tsunami that was Ali’s life. From the exhilarating highs to the debilitating lows, Ali lived life beset by the effects of an illness that she didn’t even know she had. From the outside, Ali appeared glamorous and successful. But really, she was frequently lonely and depressed. Ali had achieved what she’d always wanted, but she wasn’t happy.  

Ali was 35 years old when she was finally diagnosed with bipolar II – and everything changed. That’s when Ali embarked on a whole new adventure – a new relationship, a son, and a new way of looking at life.

Ali doesn’t hold anything back. She lays her life bare, and takes us on a journey from her darkest days to her brighter future, showing us how she learned to find beauty in chaos.


An established television presenter for more than 20 years, Ali Douglas presented the ITN national news, and made history by becoming the first woman to present football's Scottish Premier League. Despite her outwardly glamorous, showbiz lifestyle, mixing with sports personalities and TV celebrities, Ali was secretly fighting wild mood swings and devastating depression, and turned to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape. At her lowest point, she came dangerously close to ending her life. After 35 years of battling serious mental illness, Ali was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder II. The diagnosis changed her life beyond recognition. In a journey of self-discovery, healing and acceptance, Ali's first non-fiction book, 'Beautiful Chaos', describes her chaotic, heart wrenching, but at times amusing existence, prior to receiving treatment and finding the determination to seek out a meaningful and happy life. Compassionate, informative and funny, 'Beautiful Chaos' depicts a breathtakingly honest account of what it's really like to live with bipolar.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789560060
ISBN-10: 1789560063
Publisher: Trigger Publishing
Publication Date: November 14th, 2018
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Inspirational Series