My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Wave
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062422941
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About the Author

Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is the ninth-grade dean at the Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their two sons in the San Francisco Bay area.

Reviews

"This gorgeous memoir gives readers a raw and unvarnished account of what it's like to live with and love someone with a severe mental illness. There are moments of gut-wrenching sadness--but, ultimately, the story is hopeful, even triumphant. This book basically tore out my heart and then lovingly sewed it back in place."--Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire
"My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is a compelling memoir and a heartrending tale of love, madness, and redemption. Like a long-distance trail runner, Mark Lukach embarks on a harrowing journey deep into the woods of psychosis and through the dark twists and turns of his wife's illness and gradual recovery. But his loyalty to her never wavers, and his story is a testament to the healing power of love and endurance."--Stuart H. Coleman, author of Eddie Would Go
"Honest and heartfelt, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward tells the difficult story of a marriage tested by mental illness, and reminds us that true love is never easy."--Kyle Boelte, author of The Beautiful Unseen
"Lukach lyrically transforms our understanding of love, mental illness, patience, and devotion in this stunning memoir. With moving and touching prose, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward describes what it's like to have the picture of your life smashed in an instant and subsequently reassembled miraculously."--Mayim Bialik, PhD, neuroscientist, actress, and New York Times bestselling author
"Lukach's rare combination of tenderness and ruthlessness is what makes this book more interesting than your typical illness narrative."--New York Times Book Review
"The deeply passionate account of the couple's journey through Giulia's psychotic break and recovery...through it all Lukach explores the fragility of the human mind alongside the resilience of true love and partnership."--Bustle
"An honest and rewarding memoir of a couple's compassion and love for each other."--Kirkus Reviews