Some of us were put off by star Anne Hathway's over-acting. Hathaway’s performance is nuanced and suitably manic; she captures the highs and lows of the disorder with uncanny accuracy. Modern Love Essay in the New York TimesI hadn’t gotten around to posting this link but my essay on bipolar disorder, love and creativity “Making a Hard Choice for a Soft Landing” was published in the New York Times’ Modern Love section. The story of a woman struggling to find love as she grapples with bipolar disorder provoked mixed reactions from PEOPLE's staff. Her latest role is "Christine" in the dramatic film "Christine." Anita says that when she first read Jeannie's Modern Love essay, she was enormously touched. If you are like me who lives outside if the US and basically under a rock, the New York Times does a column called Modern Love. Based on the essay by Terri Cheney, this episode is not so much about love, but more about finding and keeping love – romantic or platonic – while dealing with bipolar disorder. You may know her as "Vicky" in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." The book Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss and Redemption is a collection of the some of the best essays that appeared in the column over the last ten years. Modern Love Essay in the New York Times. The Modern Love episode ultimately shows how Hathaway’s character’s condition negatively impacts her dating and work life. But she was also nervous about having their story out in the world. This is an insanely cohesive, well put together collection of essays that explores modern love in the most … On October 18th a new TV series called “Modern Love” begins streaming on Amazon, and I wrote the essay on which the third episode is based. Actor Rebecca Hall reads Terri's essay this week. He brings up the example of what is perhaps the most famous “Modern Love” entry.