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David's Adventure with Schizophrenia: My Road to Recovery Paperback – June 21, 2012
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I highly recommend this book for anyone wishing to explore the nature of Schizophrenia, for those battling mental illness, and even for students and teachers of Psychology who wish to shed the clinical gaze of the classroom. Readers of all backgrounds will be inspired and moved by David's story. This was a truly enlightening and memorable book. OneTitle
About the Author
Despite growing up in a far from perfect home, David LaChapelle went on to earn two diplomas in computer engineering from Seneca College in Toronto. As he grew older, LaChapelle constantly searched for a reason as to why his mother treated him so poorly. Through a multitude of self-help books, he found his answer. While attending Carleton University in Ottawa for political science, he found himself in a dangerous psychotic state. In denial over his current state, he packed up his life and went on a cross-country journey with a girl he met in the mental ward at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Thus was born the story behind “David’s Adventure with Schizophrenia.” Now a born-again Christian who has recovered from his disease, LaChapelle has published his first book and earned a psychology degree from Trent University.
Top customer reviews
Overall, the book is well-written but doesn't really have an ending. It just sort of stops, which is okay, but is anticlimactic.
LaChapelle tells his story in a very simple, matter-of-fact way and interjects brief comments about his broken thought processes. Despite this apparent simplicity, I find that underlying perplexities and complexities in the story keep me thinking about this book long after finishing it, hence this review. This memoir of wreck and recovery is authentic and disturbing.
A short read, but a recommended one. Easy to pick up, and quick to finish!
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