The Loony-Bin Trip

The Loony-Bin Trip A Personal Story Of Kate Millett S Struggle To Regain Control Of Her Life After Falling Under An Ascription Of Manic Depression. this is my second time around, after many years, and i still find this books exceptional first of all, kate millett writes beautifully this woman s had many careers artist, activist, feminist theorist, writer but if her talents resided only in putting words in sequence and saying amazing things with them, she should still be qualified as a genius this book oozes pain if you cannot deal with pain, you should not read it, otherwise you ll find it long, verbose, overwritten, or self indul this is my second time around, after many years, and i still find this books exceptional first of all, kate millett writes beautifully this woman s had many careers artist, activist, feminist theorist, writer but if her talents resided only in putting words in sequence and sayin
I hated this book to levels that surprised me I got the feeling that the author wrote the book as proof that she isn t crazy but, instead, I felt trapped inside the mind of someone I d see wandering the streets, talking to herself Especially during the first 2 3 of the book, where she s manic Highly repetitive, paranoid, and booooring And the chapter about the horse s penis Man, I m liberal and open minded but
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I ve always been ambivalent about Kate Millett I was a Women s Studies minor in college, and I read a lot of her ground breaking work I think I need to read it again having studied English literatureThat ambivalence about her all or nothing radical thought spills over into my feelings about this books A lot of it seems almost Finnegan s Wake ian in its madness, but she is bipolar and was having a manic episode although in the end of the book she declares she doesn t believe in men I ve always been ambivalent about Kate Millett I was a Women s Studies minor in college, and I read a lot of her ground breaking work I think I need to read it again having studied English literatureThat ambivalence about her all or nothing radical thought spills over into my feelings about this books A lot of it seems almost Finnegan s Wake ian in its madness, but she is bipolar and was having a manic episode although in the end of the book she declares she doesn t believe in mental illness The section about the hospital in Ireland was interesting, as was the deterioration but ultimate salvation of the women s colon which still exists today But overall
Everyone might not find this a 5 star read, but I appreciated so much the immediacy of Kate Millett s writing, as if she were in the middle of a manic or depressive episode when she was writing It really helped me understand
Millet writes a brave and honest depiction of her struggle with bipolar disorder, and her decision to stop taking the lithium she has been prescribed for years What follows is a description of euphoric mania at her women s artist colony in Upstate New York, in New York City and finally in Ireland, where she is forcibly sent to a horrific mental hospital If not for her contacts with influential people, she might still be there This memoir is set in 1979 80, but one wonders how much things ha Millet writes a brave and honest depiction of her struggle with bipolar disorder, and her decision to stop taking the lithium she has been prescribed for years What follows is a description of euphoric mania at her women s artist colony in Upstate New York, in New York City and finally in Ireland, where she is forcibly sent to a horrific mental hospital If not for her contacts with influential people, she might still be there T
This is my all time favorite first person account of mental illness It is written by the feminist author Kate Millet and describes her experience with bipolar disorder In the excerpts of her journal you can really see her struggle as she decides to
I m glad that people like Kate Millett helped advocate for the civil rights of people with mental illness, although it sthan unfortunate that these days that has come to mean that instead of getting help in hospitals, people with severe mental illness go to prison instead Considering the state of mental health care at the time locking people up and drugging them against their will it s quite frankly a miracle that anybody could recover from mental illness, and Kate Millett certainly d I m glad that people like Kate Millett helped advocate for the civil rights of people with mental illness, although it sthan unfortunate that these days that has come to mean that instead of ge
Pick up your paperback again don t cry Do you remember your high time I wish I could give this novel 3.5 stars instead I really like the style of Millet s writing It feels like you re reading her diary and getting an inside look at her head.At times, I did find it a little tedious Also, many of her relatives and friends made me mad because of their inability to understand her and their
I got entirely fed up with the narrowness of the voice of this author It was somewhere around page 125 and her exploring the efficacy of bestiality and the eroticism of a geldings swag that I decided this book just wasn t for me.I CAN agree with the author s frustration that o

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Loony-Bin Trip
  • Kate Millett
  • English
  • 27 August 2017
  • 0252068882