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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Detour from Normal is the shocking true story of a respected engineer and devoted family man who is driven to insanity by complications from life-saving surgery and medications. After he tragically loses touch with reality, a whirlwind of visits to hospitals and psychiatric facilities ensues. His loving wife is ultimately forced to make the unthinkable decision to commit him to a high-security psychiatric ward. There, he is branded "persistently and acutely disabled" and "a danger to himself and others." That man is author Ken Dickson, and this is the fascinating story of his journey into and out of madness. Detour from Normal is more than a sharing of the pitfalls of our medical and mental health systems. It is a story of two people deeply in love, but torn apart by fate, an eye opening introduction to the stigma of mental illness, and a personal run-in with the poor broken souls trapped in our mental health system, who at one moment provoke shock, and the next, laughter. It is a rich and varied exploration of our humanity. Bookseller Inventory #

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This harrowing memoir tells the true story of a beloved family man and respected engineer who undergoes a life-saving surgery, reacts to medication and improper treatment, and lands in a high-security psychiatric ward. There, psychiatrists pronounce him persistently and acutely disabled and a danger to himself and others. What will happen to him and will he ever regain his former life?

About the Author: Ken Dickson lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Beth, four lovable dogs, a rescue rat (who in a former life survived being fed to a python), and a goldfish saved from certain death after a college research project. He has two daughters attending college who never cease to amaze him.

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