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HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's visionarycrack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. I feel likeI'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to, Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshineis the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her-her brother and grandmother, her mother and stepmother, and, not least of all, the author himself. AmongGreenberg's unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary dreams. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.

The psychotic break of hisfifteen-year-old daughter is the grit around which Michael Greenberg forms the pearl that is Hurry Down Sunshine. It is a brilliant, taut, entirely original study of a suffering child and a family andmarriage under siege. I know of no other book about madness whose claim to scientific knowledge is so modest and whose artistic achievement is so great. - Janet Malcolm, author of The SilentWoman: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and The Journalist and the Murderer

One of the most gripping and disturbingly honest books I have ever read. Thecourage Michael Greenberg shows in narrating the story of his adolescent daughter's descent into psychosis is matched by his acute understanding of how alone each of us, sane or manic, is in ourprocessing of reality and our attempts to get others to appreciate what seems important to us. This is a remarkable memoir. - Phillip Lopate, author of Two Marriages andWaterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan

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In an intimate, unsentimental, and provocative account populated by an unforgettable cast of characters, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to, Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her her brother and grandmother, her mother and stepmother, and, not least of all, the

About the Author

A native New Yorker, Michael Greenberg is a columnist for the Times Literary Supplement (London), where his wide-ranging essays have been appearing since 2003. His fiction, criticism, and travel pieces have been published widely. He lives in New York with his wife and nine-year-old son

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590513255
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
Greenberg, Michael
Author:
Greenberg Michael
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Greenberg, Sally,
Subject:
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence.
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Child Psychology-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Psychology -- Biography.
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Fatherhood
Subject:
Psychology : Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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"Synopsis" by , In an intimate, unsentimental, and provocative account populated by an unforgettable cast of characters, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to, Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her her brother and grandmother, her mother and stepmother, and, not least of all, the
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