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Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berkley Pub Group
Publication date April 3, 2007
Pages 372
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780425213896
ISBN-10 0425213897
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A dual memoir and journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the nation's mental health system after his son was declared ill, and exposes what the author learned throughout his year-long investigation into the Miami-Dade County jail. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. But it was only when his own son-in the throes of a manic episode-broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law.

This is the Earley family's compelling story, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, brutal conditions instead of treatment, in the "revolving doors" between hospital and jail. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail-an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago. Earley takes us directly into that experience-and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Putnam Pub Group (April 20, 2006)
9780399153136 | details & prices | 372 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.
Paperback
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1 edition from Berkley Pub Group (April 3, 2007)
9780425213896 | details & prices | 372 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A dual memoir and journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the nation's mental health system after his son was declared ill, and exposes what the author learned throughout his year-long investigation into the Miami-Dade County jail.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (June 30, 2006)
9781400132560 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $69.99
About: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.
With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (June 30, 2006)
9781400152568 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.
With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (June 30, 2006)
9781400102563 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.99
About: A journalistic investigation into the criminalization of America's mentally ill describes the author's battle with the shortcomings of the mental health system and the Miami-Dade County jail after his son was declared bipolar.

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