Goodreads asked Mike Nowak:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Mike Nowak It started with reading a few blogs written by recent mental patients which brought back memories of my own experiences inside an institution. When I read "House Full of Insects" by Hymn Herself, I was intrigued by the similarities of her experience to my own but the differences between Hymn's recent mental health care and my own in 1966 were the driving factors in writing my own book. Psychiatric care in the sixties was what I would call primitive at best, and I wanted to be sure that I injected some truth into the mix before it was all swept under the rug.

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