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Is There No Place on Earth for Me? by Susan Sheehan
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Is There No Place on Earth for Me? by Susan Sheehan
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Jan 14, 2014 | ISBN 9780804169189

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Praise

“The classic case study of schizophrenia that set the stage for reform. . . . Its insight, compassion, and humanity have much to teach us.” —Andrew Solomon 

“Compelling, mordantly funny. . . . [A] beautifully written chronicle.” —The New York Times 

“A brilliantly documented chronicle of a young woman’s long struggle with schizophrenia.” —The New Republic

“Susan Sheehan has committed an extraordinary act of journalism. . . . She brings relentless intelligent attention to bear on a particular case, a journalistic practice that almost always results in new and disturbing insights into those mindless generalities and prejudice and certitudes we tend to carry around with us.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Sheehan is tenacious, observant and unsentimental. The history of a single patient leads us into a maze of understaffed institutions, bureaucratic fumbling, trial-and-error treatment and familial incomprehension. Though Sheehan keeps herself invisible, her sympathy is palpable.” —Newsweek

“[A] monumental piece of reportage. . . . A model of close-up journalism: totally convincing, unsentimental yet obviously compassionate, rigorously plain.” —Kirkus Reviews

Awards

Pulitzer Prize WINNER 1983

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