"The Miradors is the most persuasive portrait of what we traditionally refer to as 'madness' that I've ever read - frightening, hilarious and beautifully written, all at once. Mr. Sherman pulls up the curtain on this place we so unreflectively inhabit, and shows us all the dark matter our physics tell us is there, but that we can never see. And, he does so with so much laughter and humaneness that, well . . . yes, indeed, things look a little different now."A strong narrative line, but without the usual point A to point B to point C cause-and-effect progression. The Miradors is more impressionistic, and therefore more in keeping with the real nature of an experience that is, by definition, outside our usual causal progression."A wonderful prose-poem . . . a harrowing hell of a good ride." ~ Richard Adams Carey, Author, Against the Tide and Raven's Children
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'This episode in Sherman's real-life story is often heartbreakingly poignant but always funny. He is so literate, and his Miradors so illuminating, that you can feel the tiniest nuances of moodshift coming, and easily stay with him all the way through this fast-paced trip. It's the kind of book you just hate to see end and I for one, will be watching for more.'
The Miradors is a gripping rendition of a man's struggle to overcome severe clinical depression. Mr. Sherman, having been a psychiatric nurse, was well versed in the treatment of the problem, but finding himself the patient was both frightening and annoying to him. How he copes with the situation, and overcomes it, is as spellbinding as any mystery story. Truly a wonderful, thought provoking, non-fiction work. Mr. Sherman, thank you for sharing this experience with us so we, too, can learn and possibly benefit from your strength and courage.