Left of the Dial: A Memoir of Illness and Recovery

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9781936467570: Left of the Dial: A Memoir of Illness and Recovery

Left of the Dial is an uplifting and inspiring account of recovery from schizophrenia. Christina Bruni was a disc jockey at WSIA, 88.9 FM, a radio station that broadcast left of the commercial end of the FM dial, when she was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1987. At twenty-two years old, she dared to dream of having a life worth living, not the life expected for someone found in this unfamiliar, unthinkable situation. The memoir chronicles her early career in the gray flannel insurance field, a short yet dramatic relapse, and her ultimate triumph as a mental health activist, freelance writer and public service librarian. Left of the Dial shows that real recovery is possible and not just for a select few. Christina Bruni was an ordinary person determined to succeed and her story will give readers the hope that they can have a good life too.

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CHRISTINA BRUNI is the Living Life columnist for SZ magazine. Her writing has appeared in Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent and Feile-Festa, the Celtic-Mediterranean literary journal. She obtained a Masters in Library and Information Science (M.S.) from The Pratt Institute and works as a professional librarian. She lives in Brooklyn and volunteers her time as a mental health activist.

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