No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In America by Ron PowersNo One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In America by Ron Powers

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In America

byRon Powers

Hardcover | March 21, 2017

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"Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change."---New York Times Book Review

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-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia.


From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.

Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic.

A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood.
Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He is the co-author of Flags of our Fathers and True Compass--both #1 New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction bestsellers. His biography of Mark Twain--Mark Twain: A Life--was also a New York Times bestseller. He lives with his wife Honoree Fleming, Ph...
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Title:No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos And Heartbreak Of Mental Health In AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.25 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316341177

ISBN - 13:9780316341172

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"Powers gives us powerful stories of real suffering and societal apathytoward the plight of our fellow citizens. Their struggles must not be forgottenas we continue to debate reforming our health-care system."-The Washington Post