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Eden Express, The : A Memoir of Schizopherenia - Mark Vonnegut

Eden Express, The

A Memoir of Schizopherenia

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9781583225431
Number Of Pages: 240

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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

Industry Reviews

"One of the best books about going crazy... Required reading." - The New York Times "A painfully honest document of life in transition." - Time "A remarkable book." - The Atlantic

ISBN: 9781583225431
ISBN-10: 1583225439
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition