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A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia, Sandra Allen

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A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia
Title
A kind of mirraculas paradise
Title remainder
a true story about schizophrenia
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Allen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was "crazy," that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a "true story" about being "labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic," and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle's autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Lacing Bob's narrative with chapters providing greater contextualization, Allen also shares background information about her family, the culturally explosive time and place of her uncle's formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.89/80092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.A4415 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia, Sandra Allen
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963798
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501134036
Lccn
2017034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963798
Label
A kind of mirraculas paradise : a true story about schizophrenia, Sandra Allen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989963798
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501134036
Lccn
2017034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963798

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