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The Resource The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir, Gayle Brandeis

The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir, Gayle Brandeis

Label
The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir
Title
The art of misdiagnosis
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Brandeis
Title variation
art of misdiagnosis
Title variation remainder
surviving my mothers suicide
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide. Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn't understood about her. Around the time of her suicide, Gayle's mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother's documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother's suicide, transcripts of her mother's documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle's own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, The Art of Misdiagnosis peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle's family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another. Gayle's memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one's own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, The Art of Misdiagnosis delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace"--
Summary
Gayle Brandeis’s mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn’t understood about her
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10603507
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DLC
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Brandeis, Gayle
Dewey number
  • 616.89/80092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Brandeis, Gayle
  • Schizophrenics
  • Suicide victims
  • Mother and child
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Suicide
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
surviving my mother's suicide
Label
The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir, Gayle Brandeis
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990247979
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
253 pages ;
Isbn
9780807044865
Lccn
2017002002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990247979
Label
The art of misdiagnosis : a memoir, Gayle Brandeis
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
ocn990247979
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
253 pages ;
Isbn
9780807044865
Lccn
2017002002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990247979

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