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Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist by [Hallowell, Edward M.]
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Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist Kindle Edition

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"Psychiatrist Hallowell (Driven to Distraction) handily illustrates in this entertaining memoir the adage that people go into psychiatry because they want to understand themselves and their families . . . Hallowell is earnest in his assessments about his search for his life's calling." - Publisher's Weekly "Hallowell's memoir unfolds in a humorous manner that entertains and enlightens." - Booklist "Hallowell's many followers will seek out this account. Those unfamiliar with his work will find much to appreciate and absorb in his clear-eyed retelling of a life path that easily could have gone a different way." - Library Journal "[A] wonderfully rendered memoir . . . One wisely observed story with personal delivery and engaging prose follows another." - Washington Independent Review of Books "Poignant storytelling with a purpose, and a treasure for those either new to or familiar with [Hallowell's] work." - BookTrib "[Because I Come From a Crazy Family is] Hallowell's extraordinary account of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges to arrive at the top of his profession . . . I think many readers would find this one hard to put down. Highly recommended." - The Bowling Green Daily News "Rarely does enlightenment about the complexities of brain, mind, and heart meet such empathy . . . This is a book you won't want to end, since early in the course of it you'll wish you'd known Hallowell throughout his life. But when you finish it, you'll feel you have." - Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor, Harvard Medical School, co-founder, Partners In Health "We are all the products of our families--and all as crazy as they are. So the real power of this great book? Proving that none of us is alone. Powerful, harrowing, and outrageously reassuring!" - Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of THE ESCAPE ARTIST "Poignant, unexpectedly funny, and a brilliant read, this book is thoroughly relatable for anyone who has loved a complex person, worked to learn life lessons, and tried make the world a better place. In short, all of us." - Ken Duckworth M.D., Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) "Dr. Edward M. Hallowell has done more than any other physician and author to help us understand the creative, complex and challenging inner worlds of children and adults with ADHD. Now, in Because I Come from a Crazy Family, he grants us access to his own life and mind with his signature warmth, humor and insight. Moving, inspiring, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, his memoir will bring enormous pleasure and relief to anyone with a "crazy" family--that is to say, to absolutely everyone." - Judith Warner, author of PERFECT MADNESS "It's one thing to turn the hardships you face into fuel for doing good for others. But it's quite another, even braver thing to reveal details about those hardships publicly. Ned Hallowell has written a brave and illuminating book about overcoming odds." - Ann Curry "A very readable, highly informative and helpful book." - The New York Times Book Review on DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION "The first comprehensive book on the subject for the lay reader." - The Boston Globe on DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION "Clear-sighted wisdom . . . Those in search of practical, concrete advice for creating and saving marriages will find what they need." - Publishers Weekly on MARRIED TO DISTRACTION

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the classic book on ADD, Driven to Distraction, a memoir of the strange upbringing--marked by chaos, mental illness, and alcoholism--that shaped Dr. Edward Hallowell's celebrated career.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2797 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1 edition (12 June 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0785SM1JT
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #346,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsA life story of love and resilience
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5.0 out of 5 starsHow much the writing made my childhood feelings come alive
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5.0 out of 5 starsEnlightening AND Entertaining
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5.0 out of 5 starsDr. Hallowell's generous and candid personality come through in this book--as if he is speaking
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