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The Resource Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery, Arnold Thomas Fanning

Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery, Arnold Thomas Fanning

Label
Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery
Title
Mind on fire
Title remainder
a memoir of madness and recovery
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Thomas Fanning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arnold Thomas Fanning had his first experience of depression during adolescence, following the death of his mother. Some ten years later, an up-and-coming playwright, he was overcome by mania and delusions. Thus began a terrible period in which he was often suicidal, increasingly disconnected from family and friends, sometimes in trouble with the law, and homeless in London. Drawing on his own memories, the recollections of people who knew him when he was at his worst, and medical and police records, Arnold Thomas Fanning has produced a beautifully written, devastatingly intense account of madness - and recovery, to the point where he has not had any serious illness for over a decade and has become an acclaimed playwright. In a remarkably vivid present-tense narrative, Fanning manages to convey the consciousness of a person living with mania, psychosis and severe depression. Very few people have gone through what Arnold Thomas Fanning went through and emerged alive, well, and capable of telling the tale with such skill and insight. Mind on Fire is a book anyone who has experienced mental illness, or is close to someone who is mentally ill, or who wishes to understand the workings of the disordered mind."--
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fanning, Arnold Thomas
Dewey number
616.85270092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fanning, Arnold Thomas
  • Fanning, Arnold Thomas
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depression, Mental
  • Psychoses
  • Psychoses
  • Depressed persons
  • Psychoses
Target audience
adult
Label
Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery, Arnold Thomas Fanning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780241982853
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1091996310
  • (OCoLC)1091996310
Label
Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery, Arnold Thomas Fanning
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780241982853
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1091996310
  • (OCoLC)1091996310

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