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Stalking Irish madness: searching for the roots of my family's schizophrenia

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This harrowing first memoir follows journalist Tracey's search for the roots of his family's "Irish madness," i.e., schizophrenia. As he traverses Ireland in a renovated camper, he visits sites that ... Read full review

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User Review  - jtlauderdale - LibraryThing

I found this hard to finish. I was hoping for more information about the topic but instead the part about the trip to Ireland felt that there was a lot padding of the story to make the book seem longer than it really needed to be. This could have been a much more gripping story. Unsatisfying. Read full review

True story about Late onset schizophrenia

User Review  - J Crew - Borders

This book is about the life of a family who has been struck with several cases of schizophrenia. The author's aim is to portray schizophrenics as real people and not just as the "crazy person." Anyone ... Read full review

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User Review  - jeanie1 - LibraryThing

I was very excited to read this book. I was a disappointed - I wanted less rambling about the authors problems and more information about Irish madness and his long lost family. It was almost there, but something was missing - je ne sais quoi Read full review

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User Review  - DaBunny - LibraryThing

To my surprise I truly enjoyed this book. I probably would have overlooked it at the bookstore, even though I like memoirs, but now I will look twice. I enjoyed the family history as well as Irelands ... Read full review

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User Review  - dogdayspress - LibraryThing

I admire Patrick Tracey for his account of schizophrenia and it’s affects on his family. This is a remarkable story of his family being torn apart by this sinister mental disorder. At times, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Candies64 - LibraryThing

As others have mentioned, I expected this book to be a family history when in fact it is more of one mans look into the cultural history of schizophrenia. The author does a good job of combining ... Read full review

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User Review  - actress133 - LibraryThing

This is an extraordinary book. Although the writing is a little rough around the edges, the story of Patrick Tracey's family is captivating. As the author examines his family's history of ... Read full review

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User Review  - hsullivan - LibraryThing

I requested this book with the expectation that it would somehow be a lot different than it is. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed, and I found it very difficult to make myself finish this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - stephivist - LibraryThing

Patrick Tracey is surrounded by mental illness. With schizophrenia popping up in this family in four generations, Tracey wonders why he was spared as he watches two of his sisters become consumed by ... Read full review


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