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Welcome to My Country
Welcome to My Country
Author: Lauren Slater
Lauren Slater, a brilliant writer who is a young therapist, takes us on a mesmerizing personal and professional journey in this remarkable memoir about her work with mental and emotional illness. The territory of the mind and of madness can seem a foreign, even frightening place-until you read Welcome to My Country. — Writing in a powerful...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385487399
ISBN-10: 0385487398
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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mizPJ avatar reviewed Welcome to My Country on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An interesting book; not sure that I'd want the author for a therapist, but her take on the various patients she dealt with was thought-provoking even when I didn't agree with her. Made me wonder if all therapists are as insecure as she presents herself, or are that way only at the beginnings of their practices.
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This book provides an in depth look in to the world of mental illness, however, the book didn't seem to have a nice flow to it. I appreciated the raw and uninhibited detail provided, but stories of various patients would disapear as the book moved on. Some of the deatils the author provides seem almost like nonsensical ramblings. This is not a self help book in any way, but it can be an interesting read for anyone interested in the mind of someone with a mental illness.
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This was an assigneed reading for my masters class. I enjoyed th book and really showed what it was like to work with clients in the mental health field


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