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Nothing General About It


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Maurice Benard, the longtime star of ABC soap opera General Hospital, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television actor, a member of the prestigious Actors Studio, and an advocate for mental health awareness. He lives in California with his wife, Paula, with whom he proudly raised three daughters and a son-who is already following in his father's footsteps as an actor.


"An intriguing read for soap fans and an uplifting read for anyone struggling with mental illness." -- Booklist
"Benard's honest work is realistic yet inspiring. Soap opera fans will relish the behind-the-scenes insight, but overall this will resonate with anyone attempting to overcome life's hurdles." -- Library Journal
"A man I'm proud to call my friend is owed a debt of gratitude for taking us inside the roller-coaster ride that has been his life, shining a light on mental illness and how he rose to heights from that abyss. More importantly, he reminds us of how no struggle is too great to overcome-if you value life, love and all the challenges that come with them. This book is a must-read. Impossible to want to put down." -- Stephen A. Smith, ESPN
"This is a heartfelt, inspiring, and brutally honest look in the mirror chronicling his experience with mental illness, finally finding the right diagnosis, and learning how to live with it." -- Dr. Drew Pinsky
"In this gripping and extremely informative memoir, Maurice Benard exposes his candid fight with bipolar disorder and years of suffering while achieving phenomenal, award-winning success as an actor. His book will hit home with so many readers as Benard offers tremendous hope." -- Victoria Gotti, New York Times bestselling author
"This shocking true story is General Hospital on anabolic steroids." -- Mehmet Oz, M.D., Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. OZ Show
"Maurice and Susan's Nothing General About It is gut-wrenching. It's an honest look at one man's private pain and an unconventional and inspiring love story." -- Al Ruddy, two-time Academy Award-winning producer of The Godfather
"I'm so proud of Maurice for having the courage to put his story forward-now it's up to all of us to learn from it and use it to expand awareness around mental health." -- Kurt Bardella, USA Today & NBC News THINK contributor
"A beautifully written tour de force, this book offers genuine hope to those affected by mental illness." -- Dyane Harwood, author of Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

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