The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 16, 2008 - Psychology - 288 pages
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At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. Now in this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

In this new edition, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the original publication -- a period involving addiction, relapse, and ultimately, love and recovery.

Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perserverance and courage.
  

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I picked up this book thinking this was a fiction but then I learned that it is not. Lori gives you an insight of one of the most scariest diseases: schizophrenia. She tells you how it can destroy ... Read full review

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this autobiography conveys great stick-to-it-iveness and is a real page turner. Read full review

Contents

Authors Note and Acknowledgments
Lori Tufts University Medford Massachusetts September 1977June 1981
Marvin Schiller Scarsdale New York March 1982June 1982
Nancy Schiller Payne Whitney Clinic New York August 1982September
Nancy Schiller New York Hospital White Plains New York November
Lori Scarsdale New York September 1983May 1984
Lori Scarsdale New York September 1984March 1985
1985February 1986
Lori Futura House White Plains New York April 1986October 1986
Lori Futura House White Plains New York December 1986April 1987
Lori New York Hospital White Plains New York June 3 1988June
Lori New York Hospital White Plains New York January 1989
Lori New York Hospital White Plains New York March
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About the author (2008)

Sidney Rittenberg is President of Rittenberg Associates, Incorporated???a China consulting firm. He resides on Fox Island, Washington, with his wife, Yulin. Amanda Bennett is Managing Editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon and former Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal in Atlanta.

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