The Eden Express: A Classic Account of Insanity

The Eden Express: A Classic Account of Insanity

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by Mark Vonnegut
     
 

"Most diseases can be separated from one's self...schizophrenia is something we are." So begins Mark Vonnegut's depiction of his descent into, and eventual emergence from, mental illness. As a recent college graduate, self-avowed hippie, and son of a counterculture hero, Vonnegut begins to experience increasingly delusional thinking, suicidal thoughts, and physical…  See more details below

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"Most diseases can be separated from one's self...schizophrenia is something we are." So begins Mark Vonnegut's depiction of his descent into, and eventual emergence from, mental illness. As a recent college graduate, self-avowed hippie, and son of a counterculture hero, Vonnegut begins to experience increasingly delusional thinking, suicidal thoughts, and physical incapacity. In February 1971 he is committed to a psychiatric hospital. The Eden Express, an ALA Notable Book first published over 25 years ago, is his honest, thoughtful, and moving account of the illness of schizophrenia. This edition features a new foreword by Kurt Vonnegut and a new preface by the author.

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New York Times
Required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553146851
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1976
Pages:
288
Age Range:
13 Years

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