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Read & Download Asylum by William B. Seabrook 100 Ë ✤ [Download] ➼ Asylum By William B. Seabrook ➶ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk In 1934 William Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world He was also an alcoholic But there was no treatment for his disease So he checked himself into an insane asylum Ke the one who decides he’s cured and can start drinking again On a regular basis he says things so clear so self aware that you’re stunned an addict could have written it–shocked that this book isn’t a classic American te. This isn't a book about alcoholism even though that was the reason Seabrook allowed himself to be incarcerated in an institution for over 6 months in 1933Rather it is a book about his fellow inmates suffering from a variety of mental health disorders and displaying eually varied symptomsAlso a history of the development of modern techniues to deal with mental health which took the patients beyond the traditional route of simply locking them up to experimenting with behavioural modificationIt's ironic that as I'm reading this I'm also watching the TV series Ratched a wildly fictional and fantastical account of the earlier life of the famous Nurse Ratched from One flew over the cuckoo's nestThere are similarities although Seabrook's account is from an earlier decade and grounded

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InWilliam Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world He was also an alcoholic But there was no treatment for his disease So he checked himself into an insane asylum There from the perspective of a travel writer h. In F Scott Fitzgerald's book The Crack Up he mentions in passing the memoir of a man who had himself committed to an institution Both he and Fitzgerald had cracked under the same pressure or so Fitzgerald thought The man was William Seabrook a world famous travel writer from the Lost Generation and the book was Asylum In 1934 Seabrook knew he was slowly drinking himself to death and entered an insane asylum There from the perspective of a travel writer he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place Today you can't read a page in the book without seeing him bump unknowingly into the basic principles of 12 step groups On a regular basis he says things so clear so self aware that you're stunned an addict could have written it shocked that this book isn't a classic American textI read three of Seabrook's books back to back so I'm unable to say where one stopped and another began But you find that the deep ceaseless fear that drove him to drink was that he'd die a mediocre writer barely remembered Ultimately this is what happened It was this fear and anxiety that drove Seabrook around the world It's awful really because aside from the occasional strange phrase there isn't a word in his books that couldn't have been just as easily written today I mean the whole gonzo concept of Wolfe and Thompson was essentially done by Seabrook 30 years prior and in a bolder way He went to Africa while Thompson barely made it to Vegas He was a Hearst syndicate writer one of the earliest Americans to serve in the First World War a horse bandit in the Middle East the first Western writer to taste human flesh and describe it the first to use the word `zombie' in an English text Yet all his books are out of print and hard to find Two of my copies are first editions from 1931 and 1942What you'll notice in these books is how he's always asking why and what for Way too many memoirs are hampered by their own narcissism but Seabrook is honest and self critical Asylum is maybe the best book on addiction I've ever read and it breaks your heart knowing that just a few decades later someone would have been able to help him Read it first and then try No Hiding Place An Autobiography If you're skeptical find the book review from Time Magazine in 1942 that talks about his lifelong fetish for women in chains I also read Jungle Ways which was a good end to the trilogy You may have a hard time finding them but try to pick them up from or a college library because they are awesome It's nice to have books in your library that few people have even heard of

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Asylum by William B. SeabroE described his own journey through this strange and foreign place Today you can’t read a page in the book without seeing him bump unknowingly into the basic principles of step groups and then thwarted by well meaning doctors li. Heartwrenching and humorous insight into the mind of an addict Written nearly a century ago this diary of sorts gives the rest of us than a peek at crazy inside an institution of old and in the meantime we may recognize slivers of ourselves through the author's candid self reflections