Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

ISBN-10: 0804169187

ISBN-13: 9780804169189

Edition: 2014

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Description: " A brilliantly documented chronicle of young woman's long struggle with schizophrenia."-- Willard Gaylin, The New Republic"Sylvia Frumkin," highly intelligent young girl, became a schizophrenic in her late teens and spent most of the next seventeen years in anti out of mental institutions. Susan Sheehan, a talented reporter followed "Sylvia" for almost a year talking with and observing her listening to her monologues, sitting in on consultations with doctors, even for a period sleeping in the bed next to her in a mental hospital."Susan Sheehan has committed an extraordinary act of journalism....She brings relentless intelligent attention to bear on a particular case, a journalistic practice that almost always results in new and disturbing insights into those mindless generalities and prejudice and certitudes we tend to carry around with us." -- Meg Greenfield, front page Washington Post Book World"Sheehan is tenacious, observant and unsentimental. The history of a single patient leads us into a maze of understaffed institutions, bureaucratic fumbling, trial-and-error treatment and familial incomprehension. Though Sheehan keeps herself invisible, her sympathy is palpable."-- Walter Clemons, NewsweekBy the author of Lift for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/14/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Susan Sheehan is the author of seven books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Is There No Place on Earth for Me?" She has been a staff writer for "The New Yorker" since 1961 and has written for "The New York Times" and "Architectural Digest, " where she is a contributing writer. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry & medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, & the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Children of Crisis" series as well as the best-selling "The Spiritual Life of Children" & "The Moral Intelligence of Children". Dr. Coles is a founding editor of the award-winning magazine "DoubleTake".

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