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Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness
By Pete Earley and Michael Prichard (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Publication date June 30, 2006
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400152568
ISBN-10 1400152569
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
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Summary
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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Pete Earley had no idea. He'd been a journalist for over thirty years, and the author of several award-winning-even bestselling-nonfiction books about crime and punishment and society. Yet he'd always been on the outside looking in. He had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out until his son, Mike, was declared mentally ill, and Earley was thrown headlong into the maze of contradictions, disparities, and catch-22s that is America's mental health system.

The more Earley dug, the more he uncovered the bigger picture: Our nation's prisons have become our new mental hospitals. Crazy tells two stories. The first is his son's. The second describes what Earley learned during a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County jail, where he was given complete, unrestricted access. There, and in the surrounding community, he shadowed inmates and patients; interviewed correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental-health professionals, and the police; talked with parents, siblings, and spouses; consulted historians, civil rights lawyers, and legislators.

The result is both a remarkable piece of investigative journalism, and a wake-up call-a portrait that could serve as a snapshot of any community in America.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399153136
 
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
Book cover for 9780425213896
 
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
Book cover for 9781400102563 Book cover for 9781400132560 Book cover for 9781400152568
 
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.
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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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