I Thought I Could Fly: Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair

I Thought I Could Fly: Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair

by Charlee Brodsky
     
 


Stunning portraits--in words and photographs--of tragedy and hope in confronting mental illness.See more details below

Overview


Stunning portraits--in words and photographs--of tragedy and hope in confronting mental illness.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Photography professor Brodsky (Carnegie Mellon Univ.; Knowing Stephanie) has gathered a touching and compelling montage of stories and photographs in a coffee-table-sized book with a notably dismal title. One hopes the title won't discourage timid readers from placing the book in plain sight because it provides short, sharp, authentic first-person narratives-and accompanying photos-exploring what it feels like to suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. Each vignette presents a distinctive story, whether it reveals the ecstasies and abysses of bipolarity or the devastation wrought by the suicide of a close friend. This book cannot really be compared to other works-the reviewer has never seen another like it-and its unique qualities would make it an excellent addition to the collections of large public and university libraries, including those that specialize in acquiring art books.
—Lynne F. Maxwell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934137093
Publisher:
Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,049,088
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >