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User Review  - jeanie1 - LibraryThing

I was very excited to read this book. I was a disappointed - I wanted less rambling about the authors problems and more information about Irish madness and his long lost family. It was almost there, but something was missing - je ne sais quoi Read full review

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User Review  - DaBunny - LibraryThing

To my surprise I truly enjoyed this book. I probably would have overlooked it at the bookstore, even though I like memoirs, but now I will look twice. I enjoyed the family history as well as Irelands ... Read full review

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User Review  - dogdayspress - LibraryThing

I admire Patrick Tracey for his account of schizophrenia and it’s affects on his family. This is a remarkable story of his family being torn apart by this sinister mental disorder. At times, the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

If you have struggled with your understanding of this terrible disease, you must add this to your booklist. Patrick has written what many of us have thought about. Our survivor guilt. Our inability to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Staci - Goodreads

REALLY weird book. The author literally goes to Ireland and wanders around, hoping to run into people who may have known his ancestors...in hopes of getting more clarity on the mental illness in his ... Read full review

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

User Review  - JA - Goodreads

A natural follow up to My Father's Paradise, this book is also written by a journalist investigating his family's heritage. Patrick Tracey traveled to Ireland instead of Iraq, searching for the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I made it most of the way through but couldn't find enough steam to finish the book. The problem with this book is that it defies being one genre and could be many - travelogue, family memoir ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Gayle - Goodreads

If you are Irish, if you know someone who is, or if you like to laugh and cry at the same time, buy two. You will want to share it before you finish it. This is one of those books that has you talking to yourself, even if you are not sufferin' the Irish Madness. Read full review

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

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

The book started out interesting with the author detailing the history of schizophrenia in his family. Then it got much less interesting after he begins detailing a trip to Ireland where his ancestors ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Cassandra - Goodreads

I was hoping for something akin to case studies. What I got instead was a weak, redundant account of Tracey's family life, mixed in with a bit of Irish history/mythology. It seemed like most of the ... Read full review


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