Tuesday, October 16, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes author Sarah Fawn Montgomery, who will sign and discuss her new book, Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir!
Diagnosed with severe anxiety, PTSD, and OCD in her early twenties, Sarah Fawn Montgomery spent the next ten years seeking treatment and the language with which to describe the indescribable consequences of her mental illness. Faced with disbelief, intolerable side effects, and unexpected changes in her mental health as a result of treatment, Montgomery turned to American history and her own personal history to make sense of the experience. Blending memoir with literary journalism, Montgomery’s Quite Mad examines America’s history of mental illness treatment—lobotomies to sterilization, the Rest Cure to Prozac—to challenge contemporary narratives about mental health.
“Quite Mad, Sarah Fawn Montgomery’s mental illness memoir, is nothing short of mesmerizing . . . the book contains quiet triumphs and self-discovery, shining with unyielding grace and humor . . . the result is a stellar work of literary journalism." --Foreword Reviews
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Quite Mad from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.