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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SARDY, MARIN SAR
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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 616.898 SAK
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUERRERO, JEAN GUE
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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NASH, JOHN NAS
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Nas
Summary: "Don't Go Crazy without Me tells the tragicomic coming of age story of a girl who grew up under the seductive sway of her outrageously eccentric father. He taught her how to have fun; he also taught her to fear food poisoning, other children's infectiousdiseases, and the contaminating propensities of the world at large. Alienated from her emotionally distant mother, she bonded closely with her...
Publisher / Publication Date: Red Hen Press 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOTT, DEBORAH A. LOT
Summary: "Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked...
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 WAN
Summary: Presents the inner life of a schizophrenic through diary excerpts and interviews with family members and doctors
Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1996
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHILLER, LORI SCH
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017