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Mockingbird Years
By Emily Fox Gordon

Mockingbird Years

A Life in and Out of Therapy

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Mockingbird Years by Emily Fox Gordon

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"During my years as a patient, I felt a guilty and unshakeable conviction that I was completely sane. Of course, my notion that patients were expected to be crazy was a naive one, but I had swallowed whole the ideology that connects madness to beauty of spirit. In fact, I wasn't interested in being happier, but in growing more poignantly, becomingly, meaningfully unhappy."Here, in her own words, is Emily Fox Gordon, therapy veteran, sometime mental patient, and a prize-winning essayist whose writing Rosellen Brown has praised as "acute and engaging...a combination of wit, rigor and deep feeling." In this astounding memoir, she tells the story of her "therapeutic education," marked by no fewer than five therapists before she turned seventeen. At eighteen, after a half-hearted suicide attempt, Gordon, mired in adolescent angst, began a three-year sojourn at the prestigious Austen Riggs sanitarium. It was at Riggs that Gordon was "rescued" by the maverick psychoanalyst Leslie Farber. Beautifully crafted, and startling in its observations of the therapeutic enterprise, Mockingbird Years is an auspicious debut by a major new talent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465027286
ISBN-10: 0465027288
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emily Fox Gordon

Emily Fox Gordon's work has appeared in Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, and Salmagundi. One of her essays was awarded the Pushcart Prize and three others were reprinted in the Anchor Essay Annuals for 1997, '98, and '99. She lives in Houston with her husband and daughter.

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