The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

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Seven Stories Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 301 pages
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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.
  

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I'd describe this book as a "heavy" read. Heavy mostly due to the emotional roller coaster that comes in, the Eden Express might be able to make you relate to or at least truly empathize with what ... Read full review

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Never before has a book so successfully made me feel like I was loosing my grip on reality. In doing such however, the author has made several sections of the book somewhat incomprehensible. Read full review

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The Eden Express. New York: Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1975. 214 pp. $8.95 hb Bron B. Ingoldsby University of Georgia Mark Vonnegut, Hippie son of a famous ...
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Kurt's son Mark Vonnegut wrote a book, The Eden Express, about his episode with schizophrenia. I haven't read it, and though it was critically well received ...
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About the author (2002)

After writing The Eden Express, MARK VONNEGUT went to medical school. He lives with his wife and two children in Milton, Mass., where he is a full-time practicing pediatrician.

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