9 Highland Road

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Psychology - 451 pages
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An unprecedented and riveting account of the life and lives of a group home for the mentally ill--the residents who live there, their families, and the counselors, social workers, and psychologists with whom they work. The author charts the fortunes and misfortunes, progress and setbacks of these patients over a three-year period.

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User Review  - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing

Before reading this stunning book, I never even considered the idea of group homes being a solution for living conditions in the mentally ill community. The fact that they are cost-effective, benign ... Read full review

9 HIGHLAND ROAD: Sane Living for the Mentally Ill

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An empathetic portrait of a group home for the mentally ill, by a New York Times reporter who spent two years observing day- to-day life there. Winerip first covered the story of the home on Highland ... Read full review


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We Love Mentally 1ll People

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Michael Winerip is the author of Adam Canfield of the Slash and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. He says, a oeAfter I finished writing the first Adam Canfield novel, I thought, Well, thata (TM)s that. But then Adam, Jennifer, and Phoebe were still staring at me, and I could see immediately that they were not done with their work. They were hungry to report more news stories, anxious to right more wrongs, desperate to tell the truth as they saw it, dying to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I knew that they needed to get busy doing what they do best, putting out the Slash, the worlda (TM)s greatest middle-school newspaper. And so you have it, a sequel.a Michael Winerip lives in Lido Beach, New York, with his wife and four children.

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