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Mockingbird Years By Emily Fox Gordon

Mockingbird Years
by Emily Fox Gordon

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In the spirit of Girl, Interrupted and An Unquiet Mind, an award-winning writer's powerful and intimate chronicle of her long journey through psychotherapy and her eventual escape from it
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Mockingbird Years: A Life In And Out Of Therapy by Emily Fox Gordon

"During my years as a patient, I felt a guilty and unshakeable conviction that I was completely sane. Of course, my notion that patients were expected to be crazy was a naive one, but I had swallowed whole the ideology that connects madness to beauty of spirit. In fact, I wasn't interested in being happier, but in growing more poignantly, becomingly, meaningfully unhappy."Here, in her own words, is Emily Fox Gordon, therapy veteran, sometime mental patient, and a Prize-winning essayist whose writing Rosellen Brown has praised as "acute and engaging, a combination of wit, rigor and deep feeling." In this astounding memoir, she tells the story of her "therapeutic education," marked by no fewer than five therapists before she turned seventeen. At eighteen, after a half-hearted suicide attempt, Gordon, mired in adolescent angst, began a three-year sojourn at the prestigious Austen Riggs sanitarium. It was at Riggs that Gordon was "rescued" by the maverick psychoanalyst Leslie Farber. Beautifully crafted, and startling in its observations of the therapeutic enterprise, Mockingbird Years is an auspicious debut by a major new talent.

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About Emily Fox Gordon


Emily Fox Gordon's work has appeared in Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, and Salmagundi. One of her essays was awarded the Pushcart Prize and three others were reprinted in the Anchor Essay Annuals for 1997,'98, and'99. She lives in Houston with her husband and daughter.

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GOR001156840
Mockingbird Years: A Life In And Out Of Therapy by Emily Fox Gordon
Emily Fox Gordon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2001-04-07
256
0465027288
9780465027286
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