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The Weight of Zero - Karen Fortunati on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

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Author Karen Fortunati discusses her debut novel, The Weight of Zero, which addresses the emotional journey of bipolar disorder in teens. The book explores the shame, stigma and anxiety that accompany mental illness, especially for a young person already navigating the difficulties of teen years.

For The Weight of Zero, Fortunati won the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for Young Readers. The book was listed by the New York Public Library as one of the 50 Best Books for Teens, named one of Apple's Best Books, as well as being selected as an Editor's Favorite on Amazon, and one of Barnes and Nobles Most Anticipated Debuts. It was also featured in Seventeen Magazine.

Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Follow Shannon online: Facebook - Twitter.

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