Amy and Scott meet in a mental hospital in Los Angeles after different circumstances pull them in together. They cling to each other for survival, tired of their repeated hospitalizations and lack of progress. Together, they come up with a plan to make it in the real world. Will their commitment to making a better life for themselves outweigh their inherent shortcomings? Or are they doomed to be trapped in the mental health system forever? Crazy Meeting You Here is a fictional version of the real-life story that inspired it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent story. Well written and thought provoking. Makes you want to meet the characters in person and give them a hug!
I was very glad to chance upon this cute little book that shows us all our petulant side while poignantly describing East-Side Los Angeles so well: “I look up and see a child’s stuffed rabbit hanging from a telephone wire, covered in dirt spots and holes. Maybe, like me, that rabbit feels like God’s ashtray.” Crazy Meeting You Here opened my eyes to the poor state of modern psychiatric care: ‘medicate-for-three-days, boot-em-out, sink-or-swim.’ Unlike other psychiatric literature like Girl, Interrupted or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this book zoned in on the dilemmas of readjusting to life outside the institution. It even went one step further to open my eyes to the predation that can sometimes occur at the hands of a significant other. It even made me to pause and reflect upon my own turbulent romantic history. I would recommend this book to any young person who might feel like the weight of the world is enough to put them over the edge. I liked it enough to loan to my cousin who got suspended from community college last week.
Refreshing, quick-whited, a bit crazy, and at times, rather sexy in it's honesty and openness. You feel you know the character types she runs into...having known your own, "person like that" or "that type of individual" in your own life...and it's fun when the narrator says the same thing you were thinking or wanting to ask if you were in the same situation. The book is on the short side...but certainly a case where although it's a short novel, it's definitely sweet. Yes I recommend .