The Memoir


51r0fm0Y82LNational Bestseller The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness is available in paperback, hardback, e-book, and audio file.

“Schizophrenia is an ominous word — and we too often equate it with a life of misery, isolation, and psychotic torment. I know of no better corrective to this than The Center Cannot Hold, a detailed memoir of how, with medication, sensitive support (and, in Professor Saks’s case, psychoanalysis), a deeply schizophrenic person can achieve a life full of creative work and love and friendships. It is the most lucid and hopeful memoir of living with schizophrenia I have ever read.”
–Oliver Sacks, M.D. (author of Awakenings)

“A remarkable narrative of a lived life . . . as profoundly provocative as it is satisfying, it is to be read and savored.”
–Leo Rangell (Honorary President, International Psychoanalytic Association)

“The extraordinary story of how an extraordinary human being responded to adversity, not once, but over and over and over again.”
–Lissy Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, and Distinguished Physician Emeritus, Department of Veterans Affairs)

“An extraordinary, gripping account of Saks’s struggle with mental illness . . . she refutes fearful prejudices and demonstrates the respect deserved by all people with serious mental illness.”
–Robert A. Burt (Professor of Law, Yale Law School)

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