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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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His Bright Light-The story of Nick Traina
March 31st, 2015
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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May 3rd, 2014
Great but sad book.
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January 23rd, 2014
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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December 1st, 2013
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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His Bright Light
July 28th, 2013
Such a good read!
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