Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl Author:Renee (no last name given) The Secret World - The narrator of this book is named Renee. Her last name is not revealed, nor are many other circumstances of her life. What is revealed, however, is far more unusual, far more extraordinary. In perfect, almost painfully vivid language, Renee has recreated her journey into the depths of schizophrenia, and her step-by-step retur... more »n to sanity. In so doing, she has created a human document without peer in the literature of madness.
Published together with an afterword by the psychoanalyst, Marguerite Sechehaye, who successfully treated Renee, this book remarkably reveals to the "normal" mind the emotional shadings, perceptions, confusions, and tortures of a mind at the brink of dissolution. It is at once a harrowing experience and a magnificently moving testimonial to the capacity of a human being to survive and triumph.« less