My Brother's Madness

My Brother's Madness

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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My Brother's Madness is based on the author's relationship with his brother-who had a psychotic breakdown in his late forties-and explores the unfolding of two intertwined lives and the nature of delusion. Circumstances lead one brother from juvenile crime on the streets of Brooklyn to war-torn Vietnam, to a fast-track life as a Hollywood publicist and to owning and operating The Tin Palace, one of New York's most legendary jazz clubs, while his brother falls into, and fights his way back from, a delusional psychosis.

My Brother's Madness is part thriller, part exploration that not only describes the causes, character, and journey of mental illness, but also makes sense of it. It is ultimately a story of our own humanity, and answers the question, Am I my brother's keeper?

Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781931896344
Branch Call Number: B PINES PAUL
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 22 cm.


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chefnextdoor Apr 28, 2014

Can we have more from Paul Pines?


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