Voluntary Madness by Norah Vincent
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Voluntary Madness Summary
Norah Vincent's New York Times bestselling book, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months living disguised as a man, Vincent felt she was a danger to herself. On the advice of her psychologist she committed herself to a mental institution. Out of this raw and overwhelming experience came the idea for her next book. She decided to get healthy and to study the effect of treatment on the depressed and insane "in the bin," as she calls it.
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"Though keenly observed, her account never fully transcends its central gimmick." - Publishers Weekly.
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Norah Vincent Author Biography
Norah Vincent left her job as a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times to research Self-Made Man. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, the New York Post, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, among other journals, and also includes Voluntary Madness. She has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows.
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