The Loony-bin Trip

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
In this intensely personal account of mental illness, Kate Millett, icon of the women's movement, tells the gripping story of her struggle to regain her freedom after years of being diagnosed as a manic-depressive dependent on prolonged drug "maintenance".

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sad, disturbing. not much seems to have changed. how could she forgive her lover who wanted to send her to hospital. if she told the truth as she saw it, she didn't see everything. she must have been ... Read full review

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An disturbing account of an Academic who is sectioned by family who as a result loses her beloved Career. She describes the conditions inside the Hospital (not nice!) and how she got out. Be warned some graphic accounts of lesbian sexaulity as she is a lesbian. Read full review


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Katherine Murray Millett was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 14, 1934. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1956. After teaching briefly at the University of North Carolina, she pursued her art career in Japan and then New York, where she took a job at Barnard College teaching English literature. She received a PhD from Columbia University. Her doctoral dissertation, Sexual Politics, was published in 1970. Her other books include Flying, Sita, Going to Iran, The Loony-Bin Trip, and Mother Millett. She died from cardiac arrest on September 6, 2017 at the age of 82.

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