Mister 5150

  • by Jonathan Jaye
  • Narrated by Jonathan Jaye
  • 1 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A psychiatric emergency team member on a night shift in LA - not a job I'd wish on anyone but my worst enemy - but somehow it works for me. I try not to think too much about what that says about me, and to do the job with heart and brains. This book is made up of episodes...various night shifts over the years. They tell a story of the true meaning of "sanity" in the universe, and the true nature of life in the wasteland they call "the center of the world". The comical mingles with the tragic. Like the man said, the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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Another insanely entertaining hit for Jonathan..

This book is told in the same style that's made Jonathan's other book's such a success. I really enjoy the humorous way in which Jonathan writes & narrates his stories. You will never get the uptight boring psychiatrists mumbo jumbo with this guy. His unconventional methods of dealing with crazy situations is hilarious. The blunt way he conveys his stories will have your gut aching from laughter. My husband (who is a police detective) says this approach is what keeps metal health and public safety perfessionals sanity intact. In this memoir we get a voyeuristic look inside the phych ward at a Los Angeles hospital. Jonathan takes us on a journey through the early days of his interesting career working with the mentally disturbed. If this were a T.V show.. Jonathan would be his own unique version of Robin Leach and it would be called lifestyles of the mentally insane 😄.
If you've ever wondered what your tight liped, straight faced shrink is writing in his clipboard? but, not telling you.. It's probably something like this.. What contest in hell did I loose to get a bat shit crazy patient like you? Note to self.. I'm going to need a vodka IV to stay in this profession lol😅.

On a serious note it does take a special type of person to do a sometimes dangerous job like this. I wouldn't want to walk even a half a mile in those shoes. I'd rather be the listener LMAO on the couch about it. Kudos to the people like Jonathan who have the patience for it. I Voluntarily listened to this book in exchange for my honest review. I can't recommend Jonathan Jaye's book's enough. Always more than 5 star listens on a day when you really need a good mood lifter. I also recommend buying How to tell if your friend is a sociopath: and How to tell if your neighbor is a borderline: If I've persuaded you to jump on Jonathan's crazy train be prepared for one helluva entertainingly funny ride.
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- mandymay

Day in the life story

This was a day-in-the-life set of stories of a psychiatrist. It was overall interesting, but the author who read the book himself needs to work on the recording. His voice sounds a bit hollow - either too much compression or noise reduction. It is not terrible, but it can be improved.
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- Eric Hunley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2017
  • Publisher: Jonathan Jaye Prod.