Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir (Large Print / Hardcover)

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From the internationally acclaimed author of "An Unquiet Mind, " an exquisite, haunting meditation on mortality, grief, and loss.
Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison--who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion--could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In direct, straightforward, and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled debilitating dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia. And with her characteristic honesty, candor, wit, and simplicity, she describes his death, her own long, difficult struggle with grief, and her efforts to distinguish grief from depression.
But she also recalls the great joy that Richard brought her during the nearly twenty years they had together. Wryly humorous anecdotes mingle with bittersweet memories of a relationship that was passionate and loving--if troubled on occasion by her manic-depressive (bipolar) illness--as Jamison reveals the ways in which her husband encouraged her to write openly about her mental illness and, through his courage and grace taught her to live fully.
A penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself, "Nothing Was the Same" is also a deeply moving memoir by a superb writer.

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About the Author


Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness," "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, "and" Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. "She is coauthor of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness and author or coauthor of more than one hundred scientific papers about mood disorders, creativity, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Jamison, the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in 2002 and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2003. She is a John P. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410425225
ISBN-10: 1410425223
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: April 2010
Pages: 269
Language: English