His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
195 Reviews
"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.


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Couldn't even finish it, horrible writing!! - Goodreads
This book was hard to read. - Goodreads
It was very educational and heartfelt. - Goodreads
Very disheartening, but very educational on the issue. - Goodreads
Incredible insight into his life and hers. - Goodreads
i generally am not a fan of her writing style. - Goodreads

Review: His Bright Light: The Story of My Son, Nick Traina

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The theme of this well written book is about a mother trying to cooperate with her son. Nick Traina was such an amazing intelligent young man going through a bipolar mental issue. As he starts growing ... Read full review

Review: His Bright Light: The Story of My Son, Nick Traina

User Review  - Goodreads

Couldn't even finish it, horrible writing!! The book is more about why Danielle Steel is not to blame for what happened to her son. There's got to be a lot of guilt there from putting herself and her career first and not helping out her son when he needed it most. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
49
Section 6
61
Section 7
69
Section 8
79
Section 14
171
Section 15
181
Section 16
187
Section 17
205
Section 18
224
Section 19
235
Section 20
236
Section 21
241

Section 9
100
Section 10
110
Section 11
117
Section 12
135
Section 13
159
Section 22
269
Section 23
279
Section 24
297
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About the author (2009)

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, Miracle, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.


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