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He wanted the moon

Mimi Baird

He wanted the moon

the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter"s quest to know him

by Mimi Baird

  • 217 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physicians,
  • Mental health,
  • Manic-depressive persons,
  • Manic-depressive illness,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    The author pieces together the story of her absent father"s life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, which he then began to suffer from himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMimi Baird ; with Eve Claxton
    ContributionsClaxton, Eve
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC516 .B34 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination250 pages
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27175025M
    ISBN 100804137471, 0804137498
    ISBN 109780804137478, 9780804137492
    LC Control Number2014012743
    OCLC/WorldCa878667588

    He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him Mimi Baird, with Eve Claxton. Crown, $25 (p) ISBN Read "He Wanted the Moon The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him" by Mimi Baird available from Rakuten Kobo. **Soon to be a major motion picture, from Brad Pitt and Tony Kushner A Washington Post Best Book 4/4(23).

    Our Reading Guide for He Wanted the Moon by Mimi Baird includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.   'He could be fine one minute then he'd stare at you like he wanted to cut your head off. 'Alex would have moments of clarity then five minutes later he would be barking at the moon. 'I would say.

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By allowing her father to be heard, Mimi Baird /5(). He Wanted The Moon * The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him By Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton This book is a bald, brutal, deeply disturbing look at mental illness from the perspective of the ultimate insider – Harvard educated physician Perry Baird who suffered from bi-polar disorder and wrote /5.

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He Wanted The Moon is a poignant book, and, I believe, an important one.” — Alexandra Styron, author of Reading My Father “ He Wanted the Moon does for mental illness what The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks did for the science of cancer: at once reveal suffering and heal it through knowledge/5().

He Wanted The Moon is a poignant book, and, I believe, an important one.” — Alexandra Styron, author of Reading My Father “ He Wanted the Moon does for mental illness what The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks did for the science of cancer: at once reveal suffering and heal it.

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True story. The result of his extraordinary record and her journey to bring his name to light is He Wanted the Moon, an unforgettable testament to the reaches of the mind and the redeeming power of a determined heart.

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ISBN Summary A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own. At the center of He Wanted the Moon is her father’s book, in which he describes in detail his institutionalization in Westborough State Hospital inhis attempts to understand his own condition, his often brutal treatment by doctors and staff, and his reflections on the state of psychiatry in mid-century America.

He Wanted the Moon I thank the author of this book for sharing her story. It is told in a wonderfully honest, true, and brave way. I would recommend it to anyone who is touched by any mental disease and especially bipolar disorder. The first part of the book which tells her father's story is remarkable.

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