The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study

Milton Rokeach (Author) Kevin T Collins (Read by)
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On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized after increasingly violent behavior toward his family; and Leon Gabor, a college dropout and veteran of World War II.

The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ. Their extraordinary meeting and the two years they spent in one another's company serves as the basis for an investigation into the nature of human identity, belief, and delusion that is poignant, amusing, and at times disturbing. Displaying the sympathy and subtlety of a gifted novelist, Rokeach draws us into the lives of three troubled and profoundly different men who find themselves "confronted with the ultimate contradiction conceivable for human beings: more than one person claiming the same identity."

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publish Date
June 12, 2018
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.5 X 6.7 inches | 0.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781978635951

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About the Author

Kevin T. Collins is a New York actor and director who can be seen Off-Broadway, on television, and in films. An Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator, he has narrated over 225 titles.
Rick Moody is the author of the award-winning memoir The Black Veil, the novels Hotels of North America, The Four Fingers of Death, The Diviners, Purple America, The Ice Storm, Garden State, and multiple collections of short fiction. Moody is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has been anthologized in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He lives in Rhode Island.