Hurry Down Sunshine: A Memoir
At the age of 15, during one long and difficult summer, Michael Greenberg’s daughter, Sally, was struck mad. Her visionary crack-up occurred on the streets of Greenwich Village and continued, among other places, in the lost-in-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during New York City’s most sweltering months.
Hurry Down Sunshine is Greenberg’s journey toward comprehending mental illness in his own family. With touching honesty and intimacy, he reveals the effect of Sally’s mania on those closest to her, including her easygoing brother, her stalwart grandmother, her new-age mother, her artistic, loving stepmother—and, finally, on himself.
Unsentimental, nuanced and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine is a transcendent memoir about mental illness and the restorative power of one father’s love for his daughter.
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Great, but I Also Want the Daughter's ViewUser Review - anotherplanet - Borders
Greenburg does an excellent job telling the story of his daughter's mental illness, but I can't help wondering if some parts are a little exaggerated or upset because it's told from the view of the ... Read full review
aknapp1978User Review - aknapp1978 - Borders
In order for a book like this to thrive, it must be honest and raw, and this book was both. The approach to the topic combined with the lyric essence of the prose made this the best book I have read ... Read full review