Janice Papolos is the author or co-author of four books, all recognized as definitive in their fields.
The Bipolar Child (Broadway Books), which she co-authored with Demitri Papolos, M.D., was the first book ever published on the subject of early-onset bipolar disorder. The book and its authors were featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The Today Show, CBS’ Early Show, and NPR. The Bipolar Child subsequently appeared as #3 on Amazon. In the months that followed the book’s publication, the authors and the topic of early-onset bipolar disorder were featured in a cover story in Time magazine, and in The New Yorker. The book won the prestigious Nami “Ken Award” (Wally Lamb and Katie Couric were winners that year also).
The Bipolar Child returned to press 14 times in its first edition and was published into its third edition in hardcover. It sold over 230,000 copies before its release into paperback.
After a traumatic move to the suburbs, Janice Papolos wrote The Virgin Homeowner which was published in hardcover by W.W. Norton & Company, and in paperback by Penguin Books. The book won high marks from its readers for its humor as well as its tendency to turn trembling new homeowners into Mavens of Maintenance. The Wall Street Journal ranked The Virgin Homeowner as "the most useful to homeowners" in a yearly round-up of home and garden books.
Just twelve weeks after her appearance on Oprah for The Bipolar Child, Janice was again called by Oprah’s producers: this time they wanted to feature her book The Virgin Homeowner in the episode that came to be called “How Well Do You Know Your House?"
Prior to the writing of The Virgin Homeowner, she and her psychiatrist husband, Demitri Papolos, M.D., collaborated to write Overcoming Depression for HarperCollins. This award-winning book enjoys the reputation of being the most comprehensive text on the subject of adult depression and manic-depression available to the layperson. Selling over 200,000 copies, Overcoming Depression has been published into its third edition and has been translated into several languages, including Polish and Italian. Consumer Reports published its own edition as well.
Janice Papolos’s first book, The Performing Artist's Handbook, was a product of an early career in classical music. It has been read and studied by musicians in the United States, England, Europe, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia. It was also a required text in the leading colleges and conservatories in this country, including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Duke University, and the University of Southern California. In its pages the author developed the first professional resume templates specifically for classical musicians. Today, opera singers and orchestral and solo instrumentalists follow her lead and these resumes have become the standard in the field.
Soon after the publication of The Performing Artist’s Handbook, Janice Papolos was invited by Manhattan School of Music to teach a graduate course called “The Business of Music: Anatomy of a Career.”