The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller audiobook

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

By Lori Schiller  and Amanda Bennett
Read by Brittany Pressley , Gregory Abbey , and Cheryl Smith

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446671330
10.33 Hours Unabridged
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Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller’s memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At seventeen, Lori Schiller was the perfect child, the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later, she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived. In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world but also drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

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Summary

Summary

Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller’s memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage.

At seventeen, Lori Schiller was the perfect child, the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later, she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived.

In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world but also drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Makes frighteninly real the terror of schizophrenia.” USA Today
“Fascinating…Undoubtedly will find a place in the cherished literature of first-person accounts of suffering and recovery.” Washington Post Book World
“A book of rare power, passion, and intelligence. Travel with Lori into the heart of schizophrenia, and you will never be the same.” Diane Sawyer, award-winning television new anchor
“Candid…courageous.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“A dramatic and hopeful chronicle of the horrors of her disease and her escape from it.” Harvard Magazine
“With Wall Street Journal reporter Bennett, [Schiller] presents her stunning story of courage, persistence, and hope.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Lori Schiller

Author Bio: Lori Schiller

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Author Bio: Amanda Bennett

Author Bio: Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is an author and award-winning journalist. During her twenty-three-year career with the Wall Street Journal, she shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and in 2001 she led a team from the Oregonian to a Pulitzer Prize for public service. While executive editor at Bloomberg News, projects by the Bloomberg Projects and Investigations team won numerous awards, including Loeb, Polk, Barlett & Steele, Headliners, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and Overseas Press Club Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English