""Agnes's Jacket" is an amazing psychological adventure story. Hornstein, an academic psychologist with the skills of a first-rate journalist, enters the world of the truly "mad" and comes out with profound lessons about her profession and herself. In a revolutionary break with therapeutic tradition, she says we need to listen to the voices these disturbed patients hear. But first we need to listen to her!" Barbara Ehrenreich, best-selling author of "Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America ""Riveting, revolutionary, and important--not to mention exquisitely written--"Agnes's Jacket" tells us what we should have been doing all along." Joanne Greenberg, best-selling author of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden """Agnes's Jacket "is" "compelling and beautifully done and will, thank goodness, open people's eyes." Susie Orbach, author of "The Impossibility of Sex: Stories of the Intimate Relationship between Therapist and Patient """""Agnes's Jacket "is a useful, passionate, and well-informed book about the many meanings of madness, distinguished by its understanding of what madness is and feels like to those who experience it." Jay Neugeboren, author of "Imagining Robert" and "Transforming Madness ""Gail Hornstein attacks the stigma attached to mental illness with enormous originality and imagination. The madness narratives she has discovered document with startling clarity the experience of those who've suffered at the hands of orthodox psychiatry. She has brought into the light a true literature of protest." Patrick McGrath, author of "Spider" and "Trauma"