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Jeffs, Sandy
Published by The vulgar press, Carlton (2009)
ISBN 10: 0980665108 ISBN 13: 9780980665109
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Book Description The vulgar press, Carlton, 2009. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Flying with Paper Wings is anything but a misery memoir. Glittering with black humour and without self-pity, it shifts other people's perceptions of mental distress beyond kindness, compassion, sympathy and fear into some deeper perception. The mentally unwell have not disappeared with the decommissioning of the ironically named ''asylums'', and as communities expand, stress and fracture at a speed we are not made to cope with, we will see more forms of mental illness. It is easy to look the other way, or to stuff the outstretched hand in the street with money as you take to your heels. Read this exceptional book. It takes you beyond your own narrow terror towards something that might be called insight. Sandy grows up in Australian country town in the 1950s and 60s, domestic violence ripping her family to shreds. As a student in the 1970s she comes to terms with his sexuality as part of an alternative family . with the onset of schizophrenia at age 23 her world falls apart. This book offers privileged insights into madness - medical, social, personal - as well is disturbing reflections on its causes and its care. It is also a story of how poetry can become a personal saviour in the face of nearly irresistible forces. - Rear panel blurb along with other comments by Carmel Bird and Andrew Denton Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0980665108. ISBN/EAN: 9780980665109. Inventory No: 0266980. Bookseller Inventory # 0266980

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