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Lukas movingly chronicles his own struggle to understand the darkness he suspects inside himself as well as the suicides of loved ones unable to cope with that darkness. There was a problem adding your email address. Be the first to discover new talent! Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

By clicking on "Submit" you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. He and his brother, Tony, were not told how she died. The legacy of guilt and grief haunted Kit and Tony throughout their lives. Both brothers achieved remarkable success, Tony as a gifted journalist, Kit as an accomplished television producer and director. Tony forged a sterling career, eventually winning two Pulitzer Prizes, including one for the now-classic book Common Ground.

But he never seemed to find the contentment Kit had attained; he remained creative, but depressed. In , shortly before the publication of his acclaimed book, Big Trouble , Tony Lukas committed suicide.

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Blue Genes portrays the lives of two brothers who alternately locked horns and found solace in each other. Written with heartrending candor, it captures the devastation of this family legacy of depression, but it is also surprisingly uplifting, as it details the strength and hope that can provide a way of escaping its grasp. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.

To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. In a supremely brave effort literally to save his own life, Lukas shatters the silence surrounding the long history of suicide in his Hungarian-German-Jewish family, especially that of his older brother, J. Depression and what is now diagnosed as bipolar disorder hounded various family members, most notably the brothers' beautiful college-educated actress mother, Elizabeth, whose deepening depression, exacerbated no doubt by the sense of guilt and inadequacy in her marriage, led her to cut her own throat in , when the boys were just six and eight.

Lukas writes with the reassuring sagacity of hindsight, knowing the negative long-term effects of his mother's mental illness on his brother especially, but at the time her death was mysterious and devastating, and the brothers' relationship grew mutually needy and protective, on the one hand, and fractious and competitive, on the other. Feelings of betrayal, guilt and rage erupted at points during the successful careers for both brothers—Tony as a driven journalist with the New York Times and author Common Ground who won two Pulitzer prizes; and Christopher Kit , an Emmy Award—winning TV producer, author and actor.

For Tony, however, who married late, remained childless and took antidepressants, his illness was debilitating, leading him to suicide in In clear, forceful prose, the author attempts to make sense of these calamities and assert a life-affirming purpose. Christopher and Tony Lukas's mother committed suicide when they were very young, but the boys were never told how she died—silence was the family's policy on its legacy of mental illness.

Regardless, both brothers achieved great success in their fields the author is a TV producer and director , and their bond was loving but fraught. Sadly, Tony, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his journalism, committed suicide in Those interested in how mental illness afflicts generations and how to find strength and hope in the face of it will find this remarkably honest memoir resonant. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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He and his brother, Tony, were not told how she died. The legacy of guilt and grief haunted Kit and Tony throughout their lives. Both brothers achieved remarkable success, Tony as a gifted journalist, Kit as an accomplished television producer and director.

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Tony forged a sterling career, eventually winning two Pulitzer Prizes, including one for the now-classic book Common Ground. But he never seemed to find the contentment Kit had attained; he remained creative, but depressed. In , shortly before the publication of his acclaimed book, Big Trouble , Tony Lukas committed suicide.

Blue Genes portrays the lives of two brothers who alternately locked horns and found solace in each other.