A Mind That Found Itself
Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., May 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
A Mind That Found Itself by Clifford Whittingham Beers, is derived from as human a document as ever existed; and, because of its uncommon nature, perhaps no one thing contributes so much to its value as its authenticity. It is an autobiography, and more: in part it is a biography; for, in telling the story of the authors life, which he must relate the history of another self-a self which was dominant from his twenty-fourth to twenty-sixth year. During that period, unlike he had ever been been, or what he has been since. The biographical part of his autobiography might be called the history of a mental civil war, which he fought single-handed on a battlefield that lay within the compass of his skull.
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Review: A Mind That Found ItselfUser Review - Lenay - Goodreads
A brilliant first person account of bipolar depression and mania and the horrendous treatment of the mentally ill in state and private institutions about turn of the century (Clifford Beers was in 3 ... Read full review
Review: A Mind That Found ItselfUser Review - Adam French - Goodreads
An amazing personal story of what it was like to have a mental illness in the early 19 hundreds. It also paints a picture of what one person can do and how much each of us can impact change in this world. Awesome book, could not put it down.. Read full review