Join Us for a Reading and Discussion from Author Terry Garahan

 

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Join Us for a Reading and Discussion From Author of “When Truth Lies: A Journey with Schizophrenia”, Terry Garahan

Recommeded Reading: Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, Written by Sherry Turkle

Review from TimeMagazine.com:

MIT Psychologist Sherry Turkle has spent the past 30 years studying the way people interact with computers–and the past 15 years researching and writing this book. The work has paid off: nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we’re doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction–texting, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook–for the face-to-face kind. Equipped with penetrating intelligence and a sense of humor, Turkle surveys the front lines of the social-digital transformation: girls who use software to make themselves look thinner in Facebook photos, children who watch their BlackBerry-addicted parents text their way through family dinners, robots designed to have emotional interactions with humans. There’s no scolding here: Turkle never loses her empathic connection with people who are struggling to figure out the new rules. But she never loses her sense of what’s at stake either. “Our problems with the Net are becoming too distracting to ignore,” she writes. “We don’t need to reject or disparage technology. We need to put it in its place.”

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Recommended Reading: My Brother’s Madness: A Memoir, Written by Paul Pines

Source: Amazon.com

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Few books nourish the psyche and stir the heart as much as My Brother’s Madness.”-David Unger, author of Life in the Damn TropicsMy Brother’s Madness is based on the author’s relationship with his brother-who had a psychotic breakdown in his late forties-and explores the unfolding of two intertwined lives and the nature of delusion. Circumstances lead one brother from juvenile crime on the streets of Brooklyn to war-torn Vietnam, to a fast-track life as a Hollywood publicist and to owning and operating The Tin Palace, one of New York’s most legendary jazz clubs, while his brother falls into, and fights his way back from, a delusional psychosis.

My Brother’s Madness is part thriller, part exploration that not only describes the causes, character, and journey of mental illness, but also makes sense of it. It is ultimately a story of our own humanity, and answers the question, Am I my brother’s keeper?

You may purchase My Brother’s Madness on Amazon.com by clicking here.