Norah Vincent's "Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin"

Norah Vincent's "Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin"

Author: 
Norah Vincent

Norah Vincent describes in detail her voluntary commitment in 2004 to a locked psychiatric ward of a hospital, brought on by the research and writing of first book, Self-Made Man.

Book Excerpt: 
"Real lives and lived experience are the laboratory of the immersion journalist and the journalist herself is the guinea pig. Consequently, a lot can change between the proposal and the finished book, and always does. "That is the whole purpose, after all ..."
Year of Publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Norah Vincent
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Viking (Penguin paperback)