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Operators and Things by Barbara O'Brien
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Jul 13, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 1999

Terrifying little memoir of a woman failing to do it for herself, because of the misogyny of the early 1950s and her misunderstood, stigmatized mind and how the two things coalesced and bred a horrible little life for her.

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message 1: by John (new)

John Sounds like your kind of book!

Unfortunately I don't think things have improved very much in these past 50 years for "women with major mental illnesses" in terms of misogyny and stigmatization.

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