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Even if this book was fiction, it is so poorly thought out and written and edited it is a bore!
Norah Vincent is not a doctor, and she has no idea about what events brought those other people to a locked psychatric ward inside a hospital.
(For this to be better, she should have taken the meds) I never once got the feeling like she was really there.
Such a cool narrative I could feel the bed sheets and tile floors of all the mental institutes the journalist did a great jobPublished 2 months ago by john corrigan
Although this book has an extremely interesting concept the author is so blatantly biased against the mental health system it really takes away from the books realness and even... Read morePublished 4 months ago by vicky m
The author is certainly right about some things, eg, the corruption of big pharma, the politicization of the FDA, many bad docs who are ignorant or corrupted by pharma money, bad... Read morePublished 6 months ago by wrldtrv
I read this book thinking it sounded interesting because immersion journalism usually is, and even if it wasn't completely that, books about "crazy people" are right up my... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tina
"You've come a long way, Baby." Thus in the 1960's the marketers of Virginia Slims promoted their brand of slender nicotine-filled cigarettes to women as an indication women's... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephen Dreyfus
This book was a fascinating read. A very interesting glimpse into our nation's mental health care system. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lucy
I can not even finish this book. It is drawn out and boring. What right does this woman have wasting the mental health professionals time for a story? Just to make a point? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Valerie M. Bowman
Great book. Wonderfully written. Lots of guts and daring. Her description of medicine as "poisons in therapeutic doses" was right on the mark. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Bratton
I have worked in the Mental Health field all my professional life. To do this work, I was trained in (to name but a few): theory, ethics, practice and the best ways to connect... Read morePublished 10 months ago by YoyoMitch