Based on the true story of Genie (Katie, in the movie) who was kept strapped to a potty-chair and locked inside a cage by her father. I learned about her in Psychology class and developed an interest in Feral Children.
Nobody's Child by Marie Balter and Richard Katz - Danver's State Hospital. Marie Balter’s courageous story of hope and healing has inspired millions around the country. After spending the first twenty years of her adult life in a mental hospital, she gradually emerged from the terror of the back wards, eventually to attend graduate school at Harvard University and become a leading champion for the mentally ill.
After discovering that she was kidnapped as a child by the woman who raised her, Mia reaches out to her birth mother as Lucy, the woman she grew up knowing as her mother, flees to China to avoid prosecution.
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic by Darby Penney, Peter Statsny, and photos by Lisa Rinzler. It was a book that took 10yrs to come together and contains the photos & stories of nearly 400 suitcases...and their owners. "...deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and the narrow margin between the sane and the insane." -Oliver Sacks, MD
In recounting the story of one woman's death and her burial from multiple points of view, this short, fierce book helped remake the modern novel and influenced generations of writers to come. – MK - GoodHousekeeping.com
School's out for summer! You know what that means? You can totally stay up way past your bedtime catching up on all those books you've been dying to read all year long. Don't have a TBR pile a mile long? No worries, my friend. I have your summer reading list for adults right here, filled to the brim with all the fabulous tomes you need for beach reading, lazy days on the deck and, of course, those late night binge-reading sessions.