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Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadows of Mentally Ill Siblings
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"An evocative, sensitive, and beautifully crafted memoir by a journalist whose older sister and brother each suffered from schizophrenia; the brother ultimately committed suicide. ... Simon does so many things well. She clearly explains the two major psychoses (schizophrenia and bipolar, or manic-depressive, disorder), as well as related psychological concepts. She also provides a short, useful reading list and succinctly explores some important economic factors influencing the care of the mentally ill. ... Absorbing and moving - must reading for siblings of the mentally ill, members of their immediate and extended families, their friends, and all who work with them." - Kirkus Reviews "A strong, fascinating work." - Boston Phoenix "A moving memoir ...The cycles of hope and despair are portrayed with the harrowing precision of Dante." -...
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"An evocative, sensitive, and beautifully crafted memoir by a journalist whose older sister and brother each suffered from schizophrenia; the brother ultimately committed suicide. ... Simon does so many things well. She clearly explains the two major psychoses (schizophrenia and bipolar, or manic-depressive, disorder), as well as related psychological concepts. She also provides a short, useful reading list and succinctly explores some important economic factors influencing the care of the mentally ill. ... Absorbing and moving - must reading for siblings of the mentally ill, members of their immediate and extended families, their friends, and all who work with them." - Kirkus Reviews

"A strong, fascinating work." - Boston Phoenix

"A moving memoir ...The cycles of hope and despair are portrayed with the harrowing precision of Dante." - Boston Globe

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About Clea

I'm Clea Simon, author of multiple mysteries, most recently the first Pru Marlowe pet noir Dogs Don't Lie (Poisoned Pen Press) and the Dulcie Schwartz feline mystery, Grey Zone (Severn House). My nonfiction books include Mad...

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Published Reviews

Dec.30.2007

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Dec.30.2007

"With urban edginess, realistic characters, a feisty and sympathetic heroine and a big heart, Simon spins a frightening tale that will have you postponing your catnap till you turn the final page....