The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling co-author of True Compass, Ron Powers, offers a fast-paced, carefully researched narrative of the social history of mental illness, focusing specifically on schizophrenia, the taboos that compromise mental health care and the way the disease has devastated his own family.
*Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award * Washington Post Notable Book of the Year * People Magazine Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
"Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change."---New York Times Book Review
Book Discussion sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Farmington Valley and the library. All readers are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated.