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Welcome to My Country
     

Welcome to My Country

by Lauren Slater
 

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The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers interact through Slater with patients Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie, they come to understand more about the human mind and spirit. First serial to Harper's.

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The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers interact through Slater with patients Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie, they come to understand more about the human mind and spirit. First serial to Harper's.

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Library Journal
In this fittingly subtitled work, Slater introduces the schizophrenic, depressed, and suicidal patients she treats. Painting tender portraits of these troubled souls, she recounts her efforts to close the gap between therapist and patient and persuades the listener to make similar connections. Slater's personal struggle with mental illness is touchingly revealed when she journeys to the treatment facility wherein she lived for long periods in order to treat a patient with problems reminiscent of her own. The author's flat narration underplays her elegant prose, which is more effective in the uncut print version (LJ 12/95) than in this abridged recording. All in all, large collections should consider.-Linda Bredengerd, Univ. of Pittsburgh Lib., Bradford, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307829894
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
605,426
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

A psychologist and writer, Lauren Slater is the author of five books of nonfiction and two memoirs, as well as a collection of short stories. She has received numerous awards, including a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts award, multiple inclusions in Best American volumes, and a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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