January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her (MP3 CD)
A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father's fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity.
About the Author
Michael Schofield is the father of January Schofield, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of five. He relates January's journey in his memoir January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her. Michael and his wife, Susan, are the founders of the Jani Foundation, a group that seeks to promote awareness and put pressure on government and other agencies to provide better care for mentally ill children. The foundation also connects donors to families of mentally ill children in need. Michael and Susan live with their children in Southern California. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. His recent audio includes the New York Times bestseller The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (Tantor). "Lawlor is masterful." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
Praise for January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her…
"An unflinching portrait of the scourge of mental illness." ---Kirkus