In his upcoming memoir Eat a Peach, David Chang reveals that he has bipolar disorder.
High school was when he first noticed signs of bipolar disorder. “I remember feeling sad all the time, that I didn’t belong or fit in,” he says. “I had debilitating anxiety.”
The disease, which he writes about for the first time in a raw new memoir, Eat a Peach, excerpted in this week’s PEOPLE, “has shaped me in so many ways,” he says. “Bipolar has given me the very best of myself as a chef and the very worst of me as a chef.