The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
Publish date: August 14th 2007
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
This seems to be the schizophrenia memoir, and it comes as no surprise that it’s written by a very accomplished, successful person: going public with an account of one’s psychosis and delusions could be career-ending for many people, but when you’re a tenured professor at a prestigious law school, w...
A re-read underscores how fragile Saks's ability to function is, and how tenaciously she works for it. The effort leaves me exhausted. This is an excellent autobiography for professionals who work with people with psychotic disorders to read. It is clear, nuanced, personal, and, as Saks acknowledges...
In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison, Elyn Saks, a person with a major psychiatric disorder, presents her own history from childhood to her present status as a successful professional specializing in that disorder. In Saks's case, that disorder is schizophrenia, a diagnosis with a much poorer pr...
I may have to return this one to the library and try it again, sometime. I'm about half way through and while I admire and feel for the author and realize that her pharmacological yo-yo-ing is no doubt part of her pathology, I also can't keep thinking, fer chissakes woman, take your meds!