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General Hospital's Maurice Benard to Release Memoir in 2020

Maurice Benard

General Hospital legend Maurice Benard is set to release his first memoir, Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital, next spring. The account will take fans through his rise to fame as Sonny Corinthos and his real-life struggles with bipolar disorder. 

Of course, longtime GH fans will already be familiar with Maurice's many years of mental health advocacy. Not only has the actor been working to educate others about the condition, but the Emmy winner was instrumental in having his character battle with bipolar disorder on-screen.

Maurice told BPHope:

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"I had always thought about the history of the character, what happened to him as a child. When I let it be known I was bipolar, we wrote it into the character.”

Nothing General About It will also deal with other aspects of Maurice's life, including balancing family life and success. He informed Soaps in Depth:

"I’m really excited. The book is pretty much done — and it’s pretty intense, as you would imagine. It’s about my life, and you guys are going to be tripping, because there’s a lot of stuff in it that’s dark, funny, cool, sexy. I can’t wait.”

Nothing General About It will hit stores on April 7, 2020.