His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina (Google eBook)
"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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: His Bright Light: The Story of My Son, Nick TrainaUser Review - Crystal Rodriguez - Goodreads
I found myself reading this first and last Danielle Steel book, only because I was closely linked to the band Nick had been a part of. From the perspective of others who knew Nick and read the book it ... Read full review
Review: His Bright Light: The Story of My Son, Nick TrainaUser Review - Meg Rule - Goodreads
Not an easy read, but I felt it did me good to read it. Made me think about how hard life can be for people living with mental illness, and their families. Read full review