I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is the true story of what happened to Barbara Gordon, a successful, Emmy award-winning television producer and writer. Her doctor advised her to quit taking Valium cold-turkey. In the space of a few months, Gordon went from being a woman who had it all; a satisfying career, great friends, a serious relationship; to a patient in a locked psychiatric award, alone and dependent.
Gordon describes her collapse - and eventual recovery - in courageous detail. Not only did she lose her mind, but she also lost her job, her long-term relationship, her whole life as she knew it, in fact; thanks to her unwitting addiction to a prescribed drug and the bad advice of a therapist. This is a scary book. It shows how quickly one's life can become unglued and how hard it can be to get it back.
Gordon learned the hard way. The ones you love are not always who they seem. And the people you are taught to trust, like doctors, can lead you seriously astray....Continua