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- Description<b> From the author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Self- Made Man</i>, a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America </b> Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, <i>Voluntary Madness</i> is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in the United States from the inside out. At the conclusion of her celebrated first book--<i>Self-Made Man</i>, in which she soent eighteen months disguised as a man-Norah Vincent found herself emotionally drained and severely depressed. Determined but uncertain about maintaining her own equilibrium, she boldly committed herself to three different facilities-a big-city hospital, a private clinic in the Midwest, and finally an upscale retreat in the South. <i>Voluntary Madness</i> is the chronicle of Vincent's journey through the world of the mentally ill as she struggles to find her own health and happiness.
- Author BiographyNorah Vincent is the author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Self-Made Man</i>. Previously, she wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed column for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Her work has also appeared in <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The New Republic</i>, <i>The Village Voice</i>, and <i>The Washington Post</i>. She lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Norah Vincent
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication29/12/2009
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight249 g
- Width132 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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