Imagining Robert by Jay Neugeboren
My Brother, Madness, and Survival : A Memoir

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A prize-winning novelist offers a touching and uplifting tale of love as he explains the joys and difficulties involved in having a relationship with his mentally ill brother. Tour.
 

About Jay Neugeboren

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Jay Neugeboren is the author of several works of fiction & nonfiction, including "Imagining Robert," a memoir about his brother, which is currently being adapted into a feature film. A noted critic & writer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, he lives in Northampton & New York City.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by William Morrow & Co. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Neugeboren, who rejects the reduction of mental illness to biochemical imbalances, explores their family's troubled past (a father who was a failure as a breadwinner, a domineering mother who scorned her husband, doted on Robert, and denigrated Jay), and his own adult life as the brother of a men...

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Novelist Neugeboren (An Orphan's Tale) has written a detailed, exquisitely painful and always thoughtful account of his younger brother's long struggle with mental illness.

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