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Bipolar Bear and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Health Insurance: A Fable for Grownups (Paperback)

Bipolar Bear and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Health Insurance: A Fable for Grownups By Kathleen Founds, Kathleen Founds (Artist) Cover Image
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Theodore is a bear with wild mood swings. When he is up, he carves epic poetry into tree trunks. When he is down, he paints sad faces on rocks and turtle shells. In search of prescription medications that will bring stability to his life, Theodore finds a job with health insurance benefits. He gets the meds, but when he can't pay the psychiatrist's bill, he becomes lost in the Labyrinth of Health Insurance Claims.

This witty and colorful tale follows the comical exploits of Theodore, a lovable and relatable bear, as he copes with bipolar disorder, navigates the inequities of capitalist society, founds a commune, and becomes an activist, all the while accompanied by a memorable cast of characters--fat-cat insurance CEOs, a wrongfully convicted snake, raccoons with tommy guns, and an unemployed old dog who cannot learn new tricks.

Entertaining, whimsical, and bitingly satirical, Bipolar Bear is a fable for grownups that manages the delicate balance of addressing society's ills while simultaneously presenting a hopeful vision for the world.

About the Author


Kathleen Founds is the author of the prize-winning When Mystical Creatures Attack! Her work has appeared in the New Yorker online, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Good Housekeeping, The Sun, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, Buzzfeed, and Salon, among other publications. She teaches fiction writing at Cabrillo College and philosophy of nonviolence at Cal State Monterey Bay. Her website is www.kathleenfounds.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781637790359
ISBN-10: 163779035X
Publisher: Graphic Mundi - Psu Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 200
Language: English