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Mockingbird Years: A Life in and Out of Therapy

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Publisher Comments:

"During my years as a patient, I felt a guilty and unshakeable conviction that I was completely sane. Of course, my notion that patients were expected to be crazy was a naïve one, but I had swallowed whole the ideology that connects madness to beauty of spirit. In fact, I wasn't interested in being happier, but in growing more poignantly, becomingly, meaningfully unhappy."Here, in her own words, is Emily Fox Gordon, therapy veteran, sometime mental patient, and a prize-winning essayist whose writing Rosellen Brown has praised as "acute and engaging… a combination of wit, rigor and deep feeling." In this astounding memoir, she tells the story of her "therapeutic education," marked by no fewer than five therapists before she turned seventeen. At eighteen, after a half-hearted suicide attempt, Gordon, mired in adolescent angst, began a three-year sojourn at the prestigious Austen Riggs sanitarium. It was at Riggs that Gordon was "rescued" by the maverick psychoanalyst Leslie Farber. Beautifully crafted, and startling in its observations of the therapeutic enterprise, Mockingbird Years is an auspicious debut by a major new talent.

Synopsis:

In the spirit of Girl, Interrupted and An Unquiet Mind, an award-winning writer's powerful and intimate chronicle of her long journey through psychotherapy and her eventual escape from it

About the Author

Emily Fox Gordon's work has appeared in Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, and Salmagundi. One of her essays was awarded the Pushcart Prize and three others were reprinted in the Anchor Essay Annuals for 1997, '98, and '99. She lives in Houston with her husband and daughter.

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ISBN:
9780465027286
Author:
Gordon, Emily Fox
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 5.3 oz

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