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The best minds : a story of friendship, madness, and the tragedy of good intentions / Jonathan Rosen.

Summary:
An acclaimed author investigates the forces that led his closest childhood friend, a paranoid schizophrenic with brilliant promise who defied the odds and graduated from Yale Law School, to kill the woman he loved, in this exploration of the ways in which we understand--and fail to understand--mental illness.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594206573
  • Physical Description: 562 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [531]-539) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The suitable playmate -- The good earth -- Memory glass -- Strangers -- American pie -- Freedom summer -- Message in a bottle -- Misreading -- The shadow knows -- Revolving door -- Going sane -- Stories -- Choosing -- The break -- Entanglement -- Locked ward -- Making illness a weapon -- Underclass -- Halfway -- Brains -- Mentors -- Precedent -- Secrets -- The sympathetic light of sickness -- Happy idiot -- Post doc -- Thoughtful enabling -- Career killer -- Role model -- Twice born -- Creativity, inc. -- Michael called Kevin -- Shamans -- Equal opportunity -- The backward journey -- The two Adams -- Personal emergency -- Going back -- The fatal funnel -- Cain and Abel -- The eternal optimist -- Endings.
Subject: Laudor, Michael.
Rosen, Jonathan, 1963- > Friends and associates.
Schizophrenics > United States > Biography.
Male friendship > United States.
Mental health > United States > 20th century.
New York (State) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 616.89 ROS 2023 (Text)
Bookplate: In memory of Julia Panick staff member Donna Hartman's mother 2023
31001101889567 Adult Non Fiction Available -


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