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" 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, Newsweek

By the author of Lift for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

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Susan Sheehan is the author of eight works of nonfiction. In 1983, she received a Pulitzer Prize for Is There No Place On Earth For Me? She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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scratch, June 2, 2011 (view all comments by scratch)
Fascinating reportage about the difficult day-to-day life of a schizophrenic woman. Pseudonymous "Sylvia Frumkin" is a pathetic figure yet a sympathetic one. Sheehan describes her rocky family life, her many hospitalizations, and the few brief periods when she was a hospital outpatient. A thought-provoking addition to the narrative is an after-the-fact critique of how Sylvia was medicated--mis-medicated would be the better word--by virtually every psychatrist who treated her. Highly recommended for readers with an interest in psychology, psychiatry, and pharmacology.
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ISBN:
9780394713786
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Coles, Robert M.
Author:
Coles, Robert M.
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Coles, Robert M.
Designed:
Coles, Robert M.
Author:
Sheehan, Susan
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Schizophrenia
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Schizophrenics
Subject:
Schizophrenics -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Frumkin, Sylvia
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Pathological Psychology
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schizophrenia;biography;mental illness;psychology;non-fiction;mental health;medicine;psychiatry;memoir
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Vintage
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1
Publication Date:
19830512
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Paperback
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English
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Yes
Pages:
352
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8.06x5.18x.77 in. .58 lbs.

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