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Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin / Norah Vincent.

  • Vincent, Norah.
[2009], ℗2009
  • Audio

About this work


Norah Vincent's best-selling book of investigative journalism, 'Self-made man', ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months iving 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. Vincent's new journey takes her from a big-city public hospital to a private facility in the Midwest and finally to an upscale retreat down south as she analyses the impact of institutionalisation on the unwell, the tyranny of drugs as treatment, and the dysfunctional dynamics between caregivers and patients.


[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2009], ℗2009.

Physical description

8 CDs (540 min.)

Creator/production credits

Read by Tavia Gilbert.



  • English

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  • 9781433235634
  • 1433235633