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An excellent example of literary non-fiction,
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This review is from: Welcome to My Country (Paperback)
'Welcome to my country' is the fascinating story of a young psychiatrist at the start of her career, narrating her account of her encounters with a number of different clients.
Lauren Slater's writing is beautifully captivating; she mixes psychological theory with her own reflective experience to create a fascinating acocunt that breaks down the barriers in our understanding of the terms 'doctor' and 'patient' and challenges our view of mental illness and recovery.
Going back into her personal history, the book's ending is absolutely fantastic, as it fully explains the author's personal troubled journey through to the other side of mental health. An excellent read for anyone interested in the social sciences, medicine, or just in challenging and questioning their own sanity.