Long Shot by Sylvia Harris
My Bipolar Life and the Horses Who Saved Me

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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.”


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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 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.
Published March 8, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 287 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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In her debut memoir, jockey Harris tells how she beat the odds to become the “first African American woman in Chicago racing history to win a race and only the second in U.S. history.

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