I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Author:Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon, successful career woman and award-winning television producer, thought swhe had everything-untilo her therapist advised her to go off Valium cold turkey. In the space of a few weeks, she lost the man she loved, a career she adored, and herself. This book is the dramatic, heart-wrenching story of her Valium-induced breakdown--a ... more »breakdown that need never have happened--and her courageous struggle back to a new life.
This book is also about love. A love gone wrong with Eric, the man Barbara had lived with. A bittersweet love with Jim, a younger manin the hospital, with whom she was able to begin to feel again. Dependent love, mature love, the love of parents, friends, and ,finally, of oneself. It is also about the terror of madness, the agony of total loneliness, the pain of having to grow up at forty. This book gives a voice to the torment which millions of people drown in every day and cannot begin to articulate. And it exposes the drug abuse and blind tyrrany which can all too often accompany psychiatric treatment. This isn't fiction- it really happened. And it is told here grippingly in a book that is both a personal and literary achievement.« less