The Center Cannot Hold

My Journey Through Madness
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: C4460
Released: Nov 13, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428170070
Narrator/s: Alma Cuervo
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Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness. In The Center Cannot Hold, Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health care system, and social stigmas. But she would not be defeated. With a strength and force of will that most can only imagine, Saks reclaimed her life and went on to achieve great success. "In this engrossing memoir, Saks ... demonstrates a novelist's skill of creating character, dialogue and suspense."-Publishers Weekly, starred review


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The Center Cannot Hold
Product Number: BX00006736
Product Number:C4460
Product Number:Z1185

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Author(s): Elyn R. Saks
Narrator(s): Alma Cuervo
Product Number Z1185
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456102494
Author(s): Elyn R. Saks
Product Number EB00280616
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: #9780316407564

Professional reviews

"At age 8, Saks experienced night terrors, possibly the first sign of her schizophrenia. By adolescence she began to battle phantom voices, delusions, hallucinations, and a medical industry that tried to overmedicate and isolate her. Compassionate psychiatrists, friends, and her husband balance this picture, but above all stands the courageous and intelligent woman herself, who, despite all, got a degree from Yale Law School and became a professor at USC. Alma Cuervo imbues this memoir with nuanced tones that reflect the author's emotions: the fear that overtakes her when delusions set in, her the denial that she has a mental illness and her hope to be well, the loneliness and isolation she feels, and her strength to keep going. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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