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The Moon Is Broken: A Mother's True Story

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Ann Craig was an honors student at an Ivy League university until, seemingly overnight, she suffered a mental breakdown, was hospitalized, and was put on suicide watch. She refused further therapy and fell into the drug culture of New York. This poignant account resonates with the ironic pain of a gifted therapist unable to heal her own beloved daughter.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Dutton Books
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Barbara
. . I met the warm loving extended blended family last weekend. They seemed perfect and unbelievablely lucky. One of those previlaged families who seem to glide thru life untouched by hardships. No wonder they were so happy and upbeat. I noticed all the African art in their home and asked what was their interest in African Art. "That was our daughter's I have a book about her that explains the conection if you would like to read it"said the mother. Always up for a good read especially if there i ...more
Jenn
i had a feeling that this would either be horribly written, or so absolutely beautiful that it would make me cry. So, I grabbed a box of Kleenex half way through and finished this sad tale in a few hours.

I would hope that no mother would ever have to watch her child go through mental illness, drug abuse and/or a fatal illness let alone all three. This just goes to show that just because a parent has a medical degree in psychiatry doesn't mean they would have a perfect family.

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Sarah
Good grief! Alternate title would be Ultra Depressing.
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