R.D. Laing: A Biography

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Laing was one of the most controversial and innovative psychiatrists of modern times. Written by his son, this is the first comprehensive, candid, and objective biography of the pioneer psychologist and guru who died in 1989. This definitive study discusses Laing's successes and failures, his troubled personal life, his decline and use of alcohol and drugs. - Publishers Weekly calls the book a sad, revelatory portrait.""A thorough assessment of his work is included, based on the author's years of research and interviews with Laing's close associates. In the mid-60s, he became famous for his experiments with LSD. In the `70s he studied Zen Buddhism, published poetry, recorded an LP, and ran rebirthing workshops in Europe, Britain, and the US. These activities made him a guru of radical chic. ""He did what no other succeeded in doing in this era of mass communication. He gave a voice to madness."" - Psychiatric Bulletin.

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