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Author Jamison, Kay R.

Title Nothing was the same : a memoir / Kay Redfield Jamison.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Jamison,K JAM    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    92 Jamison,K JAM    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 208 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
Contents The pleasure of his company -- Lilacs and a Roman ring -- Broken portions -- Raining stars -- Joy be the starlight -- Wildflowers and granite -- Mourning and melancholia -- Fugitive dyes.
Summary A haunting meditation on mortality, grief, and loss. Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison--who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion--could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. She looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia. And with her characteristic candor, wit, and simplicity, she describes his death, her own long, difficult struggle with grief, and her efforts to distinguish grief from depression. Wryly humorous anecdotes mingle with bittersweet memories of a relationship that was passionate and loving in this psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.--From publisher description.
In spare and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison ("An Unquiet Mind") looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled severe dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia.
Subject Jamison, Kay R.
Wyatt, Richard Jed, 1939- -- Health.
Hodgkin's disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Psychologists -- United States -- Biography.
Psychiatrists -- United States -- Biography.
Psychiatrists' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307265371
0307265374

 
    
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