The Resource A really good day, Ayelet Waldman

A really good day, Ayelet Waldman

Label
A really good day
Title
A really good day
Statement of responsibility
Ayelet Waldman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month--bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity--she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling"--
  • "In an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, Ayelet Waldman undertook a very private experiment, ingesting 10 micrograms of LSD every three days for a month. This is the story--by turns revealing, courageous, fascinating and funny--of her quietly psychedelic spring, her quest to understand one of our most feared drugs, and her search for a really good day"--
Summary
A lighthearted account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder details what she has learned about the misunderstood drug and how she believes psychedelics can be appropriately used as therapeutic medicines
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545990
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldman, Ayelet
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.W246 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waldman, Ayelet
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Depressed persons
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
Target audience
adult
Label
A really good day, Ayelet Waldman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949639518
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780451494092
Lccn
2016023416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639518
Label
A really good day, Ayelet Waldman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949639518
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780451494092
Lccn
2016023416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949639518

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