So freaking hilarious! I loved this book. It is roughly a cross between Catch-22 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It's an absurd satire of a mental hospital focused on the very ridiculous characters living and working in said hospital. They aren't so much treated as "untreated," because after all, in our for-pay medical system keeping people ill and medicated is good for the bottom line. Every case of cancer is good for the GDP. But that's not really the focus here so much as the silly banter between these deranged characters. I found myself giggling out loud while reading LBI. It's packed with so much wit and comedy, I had a blast reading it. It's not quite as absurd as Mark Leyner, but it has its moments that are outside reality. Which makes sense given it's about some patients detached from reality. But they are mostly sweet guys, and it's a charming read. Highly recommended!