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Review: Maurice Benard triumphs on new book ‘Nothing General About It’ (Includes first-hand account)

A two-time Emmy award-winning actor, Benard is known for his portrayal of Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, the patriarch of the Corinthos family. Benard is not afraid to be raw and vulnerable in this compelling book. He chronicles the highest highs and lowest lows as he opens up about his childhood, family (parents, wife, and children), and his constant battle with mental illness.

Without giving too much away, this is a book that deserved to be experienced by all. There is something in it for everybody since it underscores such values as love, adversity, overcoming fear, perseverance, and finding redemption. It will hit readers like a shot in the heart, and many will certainly find it honest, warm, and relatable. It can easily be read in two sittings, and the reader will be afforded the privilege to get to know Benard on a much more intimate level.

Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital is available on Amazon.

The Verdict

Overall, Maurice Benard has released a bold and brave memoir, Nothing General About It. This candid book is a good resource for anybody that is dealing with mental illness and bipolar disorder, and it shows has Benard has been able to go beyond the ordinary and redefine the means in the daytime drama world. It is a must for all Maurice Benard and General Hospital fans, as his life story is an inspiration for us all. Most importantly, it showcases Benard’s sense of triumph. Nothing General About It garners an A rating.

To learn more about Maurice Benard, follow him on Twitter and on Instagram.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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