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Sardy, Marin

Summary: Shares highly informed meditations into how the author's childhood in Anchorage, her literary career, and the lives of beloved family members have been impacted by hereditary schizophrenia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SARDY, MARIN SAR

Saks, Elyn R.

Summary: Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness. Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health care system, and social stigmas. But she would not be defeated. With a strength and force of will that most can only imagine, Saks reclaimed her life and went on to achieve great success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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Saks, Elyn R.

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Summary: A memoir of paranoid schizophrenia by an accomplished professor recounts her first symptoms at the age of eight, her efforts to hide the severity of her condition, and the obstacles she has overcome in the course of her treatment and marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2007

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Guerrero, Jean

Summary: "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs from The Liar's Club to The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his large family north to California, where he met Jean's mother, a young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUERRERO, JEAN GUE

Nasar, Sylvia.

Summary: The true story of John Nash, the math genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness; through the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community he emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize; now a major motion picture--Cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Nas

Wang, Esmé Weijun

Summary: "Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the 'collected schizophrenias' but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2019

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Schiller, Lori.

Summary: Presents the inner life of a schizophrenic through diary excerpts and interviews with family members and doctors

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHILLER, LORI SCH

Brandeis, Gayle

Summary: "Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRANDEIS, GAYLE BRA

Steele, Ken

Summary: Recounts the author's three-decade struggle with schizophrenia and reveals how he was able to overcome the disease and create a new life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 STE