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Short of a Picnic
     

Short of a Picnic

by Eric Shapiro
 
12 brief glimpses into the lives of 12 very different people. Eric Shapiro brings these intriguingly real characters together to provide the briefest of glimpses into living with a mental disorder.

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12 brief glimpses into the lives of 12 very different people. Eric Shapiro brings these intriguingly real characters together to provide the briefest of glimpses into living with a mental disorder.

Editorial Reviews

Bonnie Bucqueroux
Combines Raymond Carver's minimalist style with penetrating insights and a mordant wit.
The Healers.org
Brian Benjamin Carter
Shocking and riveting... a kaleidoscope of delightfully off-beat personalities.
The Pulse of Oriental Medicine
Kleffel, Rick
At their best, these stories are deeply chilling.
The Agony Column
Laurie Edwards
This man has written a fascinating and sometimes scary collection of short stories that can only be applauded and marked a Must Read!
CultureDose
Leslie
Frankly, this is the best work of fiction I've ever read about mental illness, not just because it's exquisitely written but because Shapiro exposes the reality of mental illness candidly and passionately, helping to educate and to erase the 'untouchable' stigma.
Everyday Warriors
Linda Denicola
These narratives feature quirky, flawed characters in real-life situations that reveal what it�s like to be different in a society that embraces mainstream thoughts and emotions.—The News Transcript
Mental Health Newsletter
This is one of the best books I've read dealing with mental illness.
— Broken Wings & Fallen Angels
Roberta Austin
The tone varies from poignant to downright chilling. . .Shapiro has a flair for realistic dialogue and a good visual sense.
The Compulsive Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970486899
Publisher:
Be-Mused Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

What People are Saying About This

Dan Stradford
..In this well-crafted collection, [Shapiro] beautifully reminds us of those whom we cavalierly label as mentally ill...
— President of AlternativeMentalHealth.com
Franklin, Dallas
I highly recommend this book and give it a top rating of 10!
— SWO
Jeffrey Schaler
Short of a Picnic is a terrific read, masterfully written.
— author of Addiction is a Choice

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