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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy G. Rosenfeld  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1941 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Nancy Rosenfeld was born and raised in Chicago. She still lives in the area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nancy, who has Bi-Polar Disorder herself, founded AAA Books Unlimited, a literacy agency, in addition to this and her writing she is a public speaker with vast experience in television and radio.


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Titles At Your Library

New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions
ISBN: 0307353001

Harmony. 2007

The second edition of this groundbreaking guidebook provides up-to-date treatments and compassionate guidance for anyone affected by bipolar disorder—from the recently diagnosed to chronic sufferers and their families. You’ll receive tips from world-renowned experts—including coauthor Nancy Rosenfeld, herself a bipolar survivor—and learn about vital new options and innovations in bipolar treatment and research, such as:

•New precautions: why some patients can get worse rather than better when taking antidepressant medication

•The inside story on atypical antipsychotic medications, antidepressants, and other medications that affect neurotransmitters

•New genetic research, studies on serotonin, studies into childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder, and results of neuron imaging and neuropsychological testing

•Advice on making instant, effective lifestyle changes, coping with stigma, and deciding whether or not—and how—to disclose your illness to others.

•A guide to the many evolving forms of psychotherapy

Unfinished Journey: Two People, Two Worlds...From Tyranny to Freedom
ISBN: 0819191965

University Press of America. 1993

A significant contribution to our understanding of how grassroots American Jewish activism on behalf of Soviet Jewry helped 'open the iron door' of the U.S.S.R..― Publishers Weekly

Just As Much a Woman: Your Personal Guide to Hysterectomy and Beyond
ISBN: 0761518207

Prima Lifestyles. 1999

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women just like you make the critical decision to undergo a hysterectomy. This procedure will take them through a wide range of emotions—from dread and dismay to freedom and joy. With humor and honesty, former hysterectomy patient Nancy Rosenfeld and psychotherapist Dianna Bolen candidly answer the questions every woman wants to ask, including:

• Will I go immediately into menopause?
• How will it affect my sex life?
• What are the risks of taking estrogen?
• Will I look and feel older?
• How long does it take to recover?


If you or someone you love is a candidate for hysterectomy—or have already had one—this positive, reassuring guide will provide a deeper understanding of the experience. You'll learn, as the authors have, that hysterectomy is not an end, but rather a passage to a new beginning.

"This book answered the questions I was afraid to ask. They dissipated the fear, both short-term and long-term, about everything from pain to social attitudes to sex life."—Sandra Edwards, former hysterectomy patient


"An ideal reference book for the concerned patient."—Joachim Frank, M.D.


"An informative, woman-friendly book about an emotionally laden subject. It is written with sensitivity and empowers women by outlining choices and consequences. Must-reading for women anticipating hysterectomy"—Ada P. Kahn, Ph.D.


"A well-rounded guide to the entire hysterectomy process."—Heather Krantz, M.D.

About the Authors

Nancy Rosenfeld, a former hysterectomy patient, is also the author of Unfinished Journey, which details her fight to free a Soviet political prisoner. She and her husband, Martin, reside in a Chicago suburb and have two grown sons.

Dianna W. Bolen, Psy.D., a psychotherapist who works as a consultant to hospitals, has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines on personal growth, spirituality, and sexuality. She lives in Chicago with her dog, Maxwell, and two cats.

The Bipolar Relationship: How to understand, help, and love your partner
ISBN: 1598699679

Adams Media. 2009

Bipolar is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. When one person in a couple is experiencing the extreme highs and lows of a disorder like this one, it's impossible for their partner not to feel the strain too.

Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Bloch, Dr. Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld explain what's normal, what's not, what might change, and what definitely won't. They provide information and advice on typical troubling relationship topics, such as:

  • Communication
  • Trust and loyalty
  • Family planning
  • Finances
  • Sex
  • Maintaining a sense of self
By understanding the reality of bipolar and what it means for a relationship, couples will relate to each other better today and plan for a successful future together tomorrow.


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