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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.
First of all, I vehemently disagree with her disdain towards medication, and for that reason I hesitate to recommend it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deena Sao
This book was confronting and initially quite off-putting.
The author immersed herself in the world of the mentally ill - although for only weeks at a time - to give her... Read more
Such a cool narrative I could feel the bed sheets and tile floors of all the mental institutes the journalist did a great jobPublished 11 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 12 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 17 months ago by Valerie M. Bowman