His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina by Danielle Steel

His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina

byDanielle Steel

Kobo ebook | February 25, 2009

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"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death.

I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it."—Danielle Steel

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him—and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel's tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing, and understanding to us all.

Title:His Bright Light: The Story of Nick TrainaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 25, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307566501

ISBN - 13:9780307566508

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from His Bright Light-The story of Nick Traina This is a fantastic book for anyone with bi-polar disorder or who has a loved one with this frightening and confusing disease. Thanks to Miss Steele for sharing so much. It will help others.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms Great but sad book.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ms I did enjoy reading this book, it's a shame that it is a true story. But even though it is a true story I didn't think it was one of Danielle's best books. I know she wanted to share her experience with us to maybe help prevent someone else going through a similar experience but I found it to be quite repetitive throughout the book.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms This was an amazing book about a young man tortured by a mental disease. Sometimes we think that once the person takes medication that everything will be all right. It shows how wrong we can be. Danielle Steel tells it like it is. She didn't see what was happening to her child as so many other parents have said. Again he took medication but all was not well, Wonderfully written, sad but encouraging for other parents to learn that they are not alone.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from His Bright Light Such a good read!
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from What smells?!?! It's this book! Truly terrible. Danielle Steele is less then talented, and an average to poor writer at best. This book was not particularly moving, it was repetitive, and she glosses over important things while giving endless details about things that are insignificant at best. Danielle Steele took an entire afternoon of my life while I read this thing, and I want that afternoon back!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Insight into a Disease This biography explained a lot about what my Mother goes through every day of her life. She is Manic as well and Daniel told Nick's story well and explained a lot about the disease at the same time. If you know someone who is Manic, read this book. It will help you understand. Rest in peace, Nick.
Date published: 2002-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from His Bright Light This book was absolutely amazing. I found unbelievably touching.I often had to quit reading to cry for up to an hour. It was so compelling I felt I knew Nick personally. He was an amazing person who had an amazing, even though, short life. I wish I could have met this wonderful human being. I would recomend this book to anyone out there. You will forever be changed by this book and this family. Nick traina's memory will live on forever in the hearts of readers everywhere.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from life changing This was the first book I read on early onset bi-polar disorder, and from the perspective of a mother who suspects bi-polar in my son, it was earth shattering to read the accounts of this mother/author. Danielle Steele is an incredible author who has proven her credability as a well established author, and with this book, established her credability as an advocate in bi-polar, being a mother who has gone through this experience. She is someone who ,we parents can look up to, as she has survived the ups and downs of this illness, even though her outcome was tragic. When I read this book, I could not put it down...I felt I was living this tragedy with her, and felt I developed a relationship with her son, Nick. Her loss, became my loss. I still pick up the book, and read through the parts that I can identify with, that I am currently going through, and I often look at the pictures. This was a wonderful book to read for anyone who does not know someone who is bi-polar. It gives a great account of what this illness is really like, and will be hard for anyone to put down.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This is the best book I have ever read. It will make you cry and laugh at the way he was. He was one unique person. You must read this book. I loved it and I am sure will to.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book This book was the best book i have ever picked up. I'm 14 and normally hate reading , but this book taught me to live life to the fullest and always say i love you.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from His Bright Light For me, Steel's biography about her son Nick's battle with manic depression was a disappointment. Nick's journal excerpts were heart-wrenching, but her own writing showed bias and little real emotion. As an example, when she discussed how her early concerns for Nick were brushed aside by health professionals, I got little sense of any resulting self-doubt and helplessness. At times, the tone was almost martyrish. Perhaps it is too sensitive a topic, or it was too soon for her to reveal so openly. The final chapter was very moving, and Nick's own words show that he was an excellent writer himself.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from His Bright Light I've quit reading Danielle's books for a while now because they were sounding like carbon copies. But this one caught my eye because it was a true story about her son who committed suicide. It tells about the hardships and heartaches that Danielle and her son, Nick, went through. He was a manic depressive, and even with Danielle's money and clout to get him the best help, she still couln't prevent the inevitable. This book will give insight into the author's life, and will show you the suffering a human endures.
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