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Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Chassidy Combs - Goodreads

I must say, this was a pretty good read. I usually do not read books of this type, but the title dragged me in. I do feel a sense of repetition in this book. "Stalking Irish Madness" is completely ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Kristine Kucera - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The beginning really set the tone, the middle was a lot of nothing, and the end was neat and orderly. It seemed like a lot of set-up for no return. I ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

A book that combines family history research and mental illness should be the perfect book for me, but I found this boring. I can't explain why, but I was so disappointed. There is an art to writing ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Christine Bowles - Goodreads

"God doesn,'t save you from drowning just to kick you to death on the beach." Such an amazing book! The first part was a little hard to take as he went through everything his family had been through ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

The author's family has suffered with schizophrenia for generations (two of his sisters have it) and he wonders whether it is really partly the result of his Irish heritage as his mother claimed. A ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Felicity Green - Goodreads

Absorbing, kind of depressing memoir. Keep in mind that I myself am an Irish American from a family with a history of bipolar disorder, so it was really, really gripping for me. Phew. A million miles from my usual escapist fare and worth the journey. Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Marianne Meyers - Goodreads

I couldn't put this book down for the first part of it, his Irish-American family's plight with schizophrenia, heartbreaking. Then the author as an adult goes on his own journey to Ireland, to figure ... Read full review

Review: Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia

User Review  - Margaret Sankey - Goodreads

Fourth-genre memoir in which Tracey travels to Ireland and finds that his schizophrenia-laden family tree hails from an area in Ireland where this this many times the national (or American average ... Read full review

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