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- Publisher: Warner Books; abridged edition edition (Jun. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570420386
- ISBN-13: 978-1570420382
- Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 1.9 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,383,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Quiet Room Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook
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This now-classic book is being reissued with a redesigned cover and a new afterword from the author -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
About the Author
Joe Amaral was born in Portugal on the island of St. Miguel and emigrated with his family to Toronto, Ontario, when he was two years old. A rebel against Christianity, he credits a youth pastor who 'loved me unconditionally' with being a major factor in his conversion and subsequent decision to enter the ministry. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
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Top Customer Reviews
It was an emotionally difficult read for me, as i have been through some similar experiences as a result of my 'illness', but definately worth it.
If you want to get some insight into the experience of psychosis, the mental health system or just read an inspiring story - this is for you.
I really enjoyed this book as I felt Lori had shared her suffering with me and allowed me to see that even those with mental disorders still have some part of them trying to be so called 'normal'.
If Lori ever reads this, I truely hope she finds happiness as she has been a brave and courageous woman in writing a book to inspire and educate those that have not had to deal with such disorder.
This book is a must to read. Out of all the case studies I have read this is the most compelling as it is a cocktail of facts and real emotion!!!!!!!
It's the story of Lori, who starts off in life being the grade A student, popular with everyone, the apple of her parent's eyes, basically happy with life and everything going for her.
Until the voices inside her take over her entire life and consume anything good in it, and leading her into a tortured life on the brink of hell!
Lori writes in amazing detail about what exactly was going on inside her head and gives the reader a good understanding of what life was like under the influence of her many schizophrenic episodes.
Lori's story really does make me feel so grateful for what I've got in life, and this book outlines just how sacred even the smallest of things are to making life what it is.
Such a courageous story!
It provides an insight into the world of schizophrenia and how terrifying it must be; how bewildering that world is; the effects of the medication on Lori, amongst others, the dreadful weight gain and how this also affects her self-esteem.
I also thought the parts written by her family and friends also touching. How they felt and how they coped, but also you wonder what was not said as was too painful.
I would recommend it to all, not just those who have lived experience or mental health professionals and students, but everybody. It should be compulsory reading for all to help us begin to understand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super book, quick delivery, used but I couldn't spot any difference between a new one.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Still reading through this book but every time I read it, I get the chills. It really hits you in the best way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sneha
Very interesting, shows the point of view of the patient and her family. Interesting to learn about outdated mental health treatments. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fascinating read, I must have read it about 15 times now! Definitely recommend for psychology students, carers or just anyone who is generally interested in schizophrenia.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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