Mind on fire : a memoir of madness and recovery.
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2019.
ISBN: 0241982855 9780241982853 (pbk): 9.99
Originally published: UK: Penguin Ireland, 2018.
Arnold Thomas Fanning had his first experience of depression during adolescence, following the death of his mother. Some ten years later, an up-and-coming playwright, he was overcome by mania and delusions. Thus began a terrible period in which he was often suicidal, increasingly disconnected from family and friends, sometimes in trouble with the law, and homeless in London. Drawing on his own memories, the recollections of people who knew him when he was at his worst, and medical and police records, Arnold Thomas Fanning has produced a beautifully written, devastatingly intense account of madness - and recovery, to the point where he has not had any serious illness for over a decade and has become an acclaimed playwright.
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