The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.
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Review: The Eden Express: A Memoir of InsanityUser Review - Noelle (Pandora) Kukenas - Goodreads
Read this back in the '70s because the author is the son of one of my favorite authors, only to discover what a brilliant writer he is in his own right. While reading about his journey with ... Read full review
Review: The Eden Express: A Memoir of InsanityUser Review - Meagan Houle - Goodreads
In this gorgeous exploration of schizophrenia, Mark Vonnegut (yes, that's Kurt's son) allows us a glimpse into his psychotic breakdowns and eventual recovery. The narrative starts off easy to follow ... Read full review