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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Madness : A Memoir
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'It's Not Every Day You Get to Admit You're Mad.

'The thing with psychosis is that when I'm sick I believe the delusional stuff to the same degree that you might know the sky is above and the earth below. And if someone were to say to me that the delusional thinking is, in fact, delusional, well that's the same as if I assure you now that we walk on the sky. Of course you wouldn't believe me, and that's why it's sometimes so hard for people who are sick like this to know that they need treatment. Psychosis and severe depression have a huge effect on how you relate to other people and how you see the world. It's a bit like being in a vacuum, or behind a wall of really thick glass . . . you lose any sense of connectedness. You're cast adrift from everyone and everything that matters.

'I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years. This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Acute psychosis and severe depression.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (autobiographical).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 266p.
      ISBN: 9780670074778

Works about this Work

Writing from the Heart of Madness Kate Richards , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 46 no. 2 2014; (p. 5-8)
Madness : A Memoir Megan Porter , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: One Page : Brisbane 2014; (p. 6)
[Untitled] Lauren Novak , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 March 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
The Mind Boggles Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 27)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
Brutal Realtiy Brought to Mind Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 April 2013; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 6 April 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
Bleakly Poetic Account of Personal Struggle for Sanity Tim McGuire , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 March 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
Brutal Realtiy Brought to Mind Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 April 2013; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 6 April 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
The Mind Boggles Michael McGirr , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 27)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Lauren Novak , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 March 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Madness : A Memoir Kate Richards , 2013 single work autobiography
Small Publishers Make Big Deal of Books That Slipped Under the Radar Top Books You've Probably Never Read Linda Morris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 13) The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 3)
Madness : A Memoir Megan Porter , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: One Page : Brisbane 2014; (p. 6)
Writing from the Heart of Madness Kate Richards , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 46 no. 2 2014; (p. 5-8)
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