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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 10/2015

09-07-2015 | Book Review

Mimi Baird: He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him

Crown Publishers, New York, 2015, 254 pp

Auteur: Brandy Chaneb

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 10/2015

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Excerpt

Take a moment to pause and engage in this mental imagery. You are an individual suffering from a mental illness, an intellectual disability or a significant physical impairment. Your functional abilities are often compromised and you must depend on others for all aspects of your daily life. Independence and choice are no longer yours because the rhythm of your life is now being determined by others. At times, the choices made for you cause pain, isolation, sadness, and despair. You desperately search for a glimmer of compassion in those around you. Why does no one hear your cries, address your pain, or understand this is not the life you would have chosen to live? In moments of silent lucidity, the words echoing in your mind are, “Doesn’t anyone truly see me?” …
Metagegevens
Titel
Mimi Baird: He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him
Crown Publishers, New York, 2015, 254 pp
Auteur
Brandy Chaneb
Publicatiedatum
09-07-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 10/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-015-0232-5

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