A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A True Story About Schizophrenia

Book - 2018
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Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was "crazy," that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a "true story" about being "labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic," and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle's autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781501134036
1501134035
Characteristics: vii, 275 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Kind of miraculous paradise

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A narrative of life with schizophrenia describes the author's relationship with her uncle and how he was marginalized and labeled throughout his formative years before embarking on an adulthood shaped by the limitations of mental health care in America.


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