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Is There No Place on Earth for Me?
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 1983
Pages 333
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394713786
ISBN-10 0394713788
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Recounts the lonely, harrowing life of a diagnosed schizophrenic Sylvia Frumkin, whose experience has included frequent hospitalizations from childhood on, bouts with insulin comas, electroshock treatments, and drug therapy
Amazon.com description: Product Description: " A brilliantly documented chronicle of young woman's long struggle with schizophrenia."

-- Willard Gaylin, The New Republic

"Sylvia Frumkin," highly intelligent young girl, became a schizophrenic in her late teens and spent most of the next seventeen years in anti out of mental institutions. Susan Sheehan, a talented reporter followed "Sylvia" for almost a year talking with and observing her listening to her monologues, sitting in on consultations with doctors, even for a period sleeping in the bed next to her in a mental hospital.

"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." -- Meg Greenfield, front page 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."

-- Walter Clemons, Newsweek

By the author of Lift for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395318713
 
from Houghton Mifflin (March 1, 1982)
9780395318713 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Recounts the lonely, harrowing life of a diagnosed schizophrenic Sylvia Frumkin, whose experience has included frequent hospitalizations from childhood on, bouts with insulin comas, electroshock treatments, and drug therapy
Paperback
Book cover for 9780394713786 Book cover for 9780804169189
 
With Coles (other contributor) | 2 edition from Vintage Books (January 14, 2014)
9780804169189 | details & prices | 358 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $16.95
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from Vintage Books (April 1, 1983)
9780394713786 | details & prices | 333 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Recounts the lonely, harrowing life of a diagnosed schizophrenic Sylvia Frumkin, whose experience has included frequent hospitalizations from childhood on, bouts with insulin comas, electroshock treatments, and drug therapy

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