"Ferociously describes the rapture and capture of addiction. This young woman has worn herself to a blade in her troubles, and used the knife to cut through bullshit in her powerful story of survival. A tremendous scorching roller-coaster of a story. I was moved." - Kate Holden Author of "In My Skin"
“Like Sylvia Plath, Natalie Jeanne Champagne invites you so close to the pain and agony of her life of mental illness and addiction, which leaves you gasping from shock and laughing moments later: this is both the beauty and unique nature of her storytelling. With brilliance and courage, the author’s brave and candid chronicle travels where no other memoir about mental illness and addiction has gone before. The Third Sunrise is an incredible triumph and Natalie Jeanne Champagne is without a doubt the most important new voice in this genre.”
~Andy Behrman Bestselling Author of the book Electroboy
Champagne pens an unflinching and gutsy account of a childhood lost to bipolar disorder and drugs, laying bare every grimy, sickening, heartbreaking detail. A portrait of a girl that courageously claws her way out of a depression and drug-soaked abyss and emerges a bright and brave young adult, The Third Sunrise is a fast-paced must-read for anybody that's been doggedly pursued by depression, bipolar disorder or addiction.
-Malina Saval, author of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens
"I applaud Natalie's courage in sharing her story, and in helping connect the dots between mental illness and drug addiction."
-Margo Talbot, Author of All That Glitters
"Champagne's blunt prose cuts like a knife as she recounts the turmoil of a life lived beyond the edge. Holding no punches, her acerbic frankness at once draws and repels you yet . . . this is a book that you will not be able to put down."
-Jon W. Hansen
Talk Radio Host and author
"An intensely gripping narrative...expertly crafted and totally addictive...a must read! " -Maggie Reese, author of Runaway Mind
“The candor of this memoir will undoubtedly help those who have been affected by bipolar disorder, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual assault and self-harm as well as their families. It is this and the author’s once seemingly impossible, yet now flourishing recovery of which she should be most proud.”
-Michael Richmond, Author of