Quitting the Nairobi Trio

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J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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"Knipfel uses his abilities to chronicle the time he spent in a Minneapolis psychiatric ward as his own therapeutic counsel. As his account opens, Knipfel has just failed at yet another frenzied suicide attempt and has been picked up by the police. Soon thereafter he is forced to settle into a hospital psychiatric ward, waiting until a doctor, whose once-a-week sessions last ten minutes each, deems him mentally fit to be released. Effectively abandoned, Knipfel begins his self-analysis and embarks on a series of haphazard skirmishes to regain his sanity, make new friends, and devise ways to pass the time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Quitting the Nairobi Trio

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With the rise of biological psychiatry, the "madhouses" of the past have evolved into leaner, more tolerable places, says columnist Knipfel (New York Press). After a suicide attempt and a subsequent ... Read full review

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Not as good as his first book, but still pretty good. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Jim Knipfel is a columnist and staff writer for New York Press.

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