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The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

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At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child — the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. Now in this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

In this new edition, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the original publication — a period involving addiction, relapse, and ultimately, love and recovery.

Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perserverance and courage.

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Schiller's gripping, heart-rending and ultimately triumphant story of her journey into madness and back to reality is told through the voices of Lori and her family, friends and doctor, and captures a rare, astoundingly vivid view into the inner life of a schizophrenic. "A stunning story of courage, persistence, and hope".--Publishers Weekly.

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JLMcCurry, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by JLMcCurry)
"The Quiet Room" is a very intense and emotional read, one that provides a lot of insight into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of people living with mental illness, their friends, and their families.
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JLMcCurry, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by JLMcCurry)
"The Quiet Room" is a very intense and emotional read, one that provides a lot of insight into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of people living with mental illness, their friends, and their families.
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starr081804, December 4, 2007 (view all comments by starr081804)
This book really helps people who don't know a whole lot about mental illness appreciate and understand what people who are mentaly ill have to go through and how hard it is lead a normal life. If you read this book, you would be ever so grateful for what you have and don't have. Lori Schiller is extremely brave and strong in my eyes.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446671330
With:
Bennett, Amanda
Author:
Bennett, Amanda
Author:
Schiller, Lori
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Schizophrenia
Subject:
Schizophrenics
Subject:
Insanity
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner Books ed.
Edition Description:
Warner Books
Series Volume:
EA-2508
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.03x5.30x.82 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Schiller's gripping, heart-rending and ultimately triumphant story of her journey into madness and back to reality is told through the voices of Lori and her family, friends and doctor, and captures a rare, astoundingly vivid view into the inner life of a schizophrenic. "A stunning story of courage, persistence, and hope".--Publishers Weekly.
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