Pete Earley



Pete Earley is a storyteller who has penned 13 books including the New York Times bestseller The Hot House and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.
After a 14-year career in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, Pete became a full-time author with a commitment to expose the stories that entertain and surprise.
His honest reporting and compelling writing helped him garner success as one of few authors with ”the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency,” according to Washingtonian magazine.
When Pete’s life was turned upside down by the events recounted in his book Crazy, he joined the National Alliance of Mental Illness to advocate for strong mental healt

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SAMHSA Once Frowned on Assisted Outpatient Treatment: Now It’s Pushing It

(5-20-19) A new publication by the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about involuntary commitment reveals how dramatically Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz is changing the federal government’s view of Assisted Outpatient Treatment.

Prior to Dr. McCance-Katz’s 2017 appointment to the newly created position of undersecretary for mental health and substance abuse, AOT was not a...

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Crazy: A Father's Search Th...

4.21 avg rating — 2,656 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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The Serial Killer Whisperer...

3.74 avg rating — 1,389 ratings — published 2012
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The Hot House: Life Inside ...

4.06 avg rating — 1,366 ratings — published 1992 — 8 editions
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Comrade J - Untold Secrets ...

3.91 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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Witsec: Inside the Federal ...

3.80 avg rating — 405 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Super Casino: Inside the "N...

3.98 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Confessions of a Spy

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Circumstantial Evidence: De...

4.32 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Family of Spies

3.94 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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“There was however, a group of 507 individuals who were permanent street dwellers [in Miami.] These 507 were not indigent, down-on-their-luck families. They were single people and every one of them was mentally ill. ”
Pete Earley, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

“We insist no one be compelled to take antipsychotic drugs until he becomes so deranged that he is in 'imminent danger' and a judge has to intervene to save his life. If we really believed that forced treatment was an injustice and forced medication was cruel, then why would we allow a judge to impose it as a last resort to save a life? ”
Pete Earley, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

“The actor playing Lee got really irritated. He tried to escape by turning, running, or twisting and talking or yelling above the voice of the illness, but the illness didn't sit quietly.”
Pete Earley, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

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