Crazy love: An autobiographical account of marriage and madness
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Crazy love: An autobiographical account of marriage and madness

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Unknown Binding, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Morrow
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after reading her books for kids and teens almost my entire life, i realized i knew very little about phyllis reynolds naylor. this memoir is about her first marriage, to a man eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. the story is heartbreaking but still has bits of her humor. it was funny to recognize bits of her own story that she later used in her fiction. for example, in the alice mckinley books, alice finds love letters her father wrote to her mother, who died when alice was young,...more
This children's author tells her own story about her husband who eventually had to be hospitalized. He was institutionalized in a posh asylum in Rockville, MD which is now closed, but which I've driven past many times when living there.
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.

Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father's occupation as a salesman.

Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good boo...more
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