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Let Me Not Be Mad

A Story of Unravelling Minds

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Let Me Not Be Mad by A K Benjamin
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Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation. 'Exhilarating ... dazzling ... a miraculous feat' Guardian 'I have rarely read a more haunting and enthralling account of a descent into madness' Stephen Fry 'Stunning- clever, troubling, restless, honest, dishonest' Olivia Laing A consulting room with two people in it. One of them is talking, the other is listening. Both of them need help. Throughout his life, A K Benjamin has found himself drawn to extreme behaviour - as a screenwriter, a contemplative monk, a counsellor for addicts, a support-worker for gang-members and ultimately as a clinical neuropsychologist. His book begins as a series of superbly realised clinical encounters with anonymised patients, some recently traumatised, some on the brink of mental collapse, others already in freefall. But with each encounter, it becomes increasingly and disturbingly apparent that what we are reading is not really about the patients at all- it is about the author's own fevered descent into mental illness and mania as he confronts his traumatic past. Layered with twists and revelations, Let Me Not Be Mad challenges the boundary between fact and fiction to provide a thrilling drama of self-diagnosis- a hall of mirrors blazing with energy, intensity, humour and emotion. And though shockingly personal, it also reveals something deep and dark in western culture that is driving millions of us to distraction and collapse.

Author Biography

A K Benjamin is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, specialising in diagnostics and acute rehab. Previously he was a screenwriter, spent two years as a contemplative monk and has worked at a number of NGOs, with homeless addicts, with gangs and with children with acquired and congenital neurological conditions. He no longer lives in the UK. A K Benjamin is not his real name.
Release date NZ
February 13th, 2020
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Pages
224
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
ISBN-13
9781784709075
Product ID
30468210

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