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Mind Fixers

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ISBN: 9780393358063
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 16th, 2020

An especially fascinating and thorough story of the reflections of societal beliefs in the mental health field over the years. From the horrific eugenics movement to our current world, Mind Fixers is a great read for anyone even moderately interested in the often chilling and intersectional history of how psychology/psychiatry came to be what they are, and how that morbid history still informs us today, despite all the progress made.

Seamus


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The Liar's Club

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035749
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

As someone who’s been a skeptic of memoirs, The Liar’s Club helped remind me of the power that they can carry. Mary Karr wrote it beautifully and with an often dark sense of humor.  Reading her work was a simultaneously heavy and uplifting experience, that I highly recommend.

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Hope for the Flowers

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ISBN: 9780809117543
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Published: Paulist Press - January 1st, 1973

Hope for the Flowers, by Trina Paulus, does a great job of describing a world view in a way that's accessible enough to be read by kids, but true enough to capture adults.  The mother of a childhood friend of mine bought half a dozen copies and passed them around to my friend group in our junior year of high school.  So, I wanted to continue the tradition of cross-pollination in making it my staff pick, which itself, is one of the books topics.

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The Collected Schizophrenias

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ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Esme Wang won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, as well as the Whiting Award for Nonfiction for her book, The Collected Schizophrenias.  She writes about schizophrenia related illnesses from her own lived experience, which is a perspective not often enough given a voice.  As such, her writing has the beauty and thorough consideration of someone who’s life is personally impacted by the illness as well as someone who’s an amazing author. 

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