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Editorial Reviews

Is this a documentary? Is it a dramatization? In this riveting audio experience, the lines between reality and imagination are blurred. Which is entirely appropriate given the subject matter: mental illness.

This is the very real story of a woman referred to as "Annie" -- whose words and experiences are brought to life by an actress. But other voices telling her story aren't actors at all. They are her family and friends, who relate what it was like to be drawn into the personal hell of someone they loved.

This Peabody Award-winner combines the best elements of storytelling, drama, interviews, and audio production. Listen, and you'll gain valuable new insights about the afflictions that affect millions of people - and everyone around them.
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Publisher's Summary

This half-hour radio compilation chronicles one woman's experience of a nervous breakdown. This Peabody Award-winning program blends reality and fantasy - her poetry and music, real and imagined scenes, and interviews with her family and friends. A Jay Allison co-production with Marjorie Van Halterin and Lou Giansante.
© Jay Allison
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Critic Reviews

Peabody Award Winner, 1985
Peabody Award Winner, 1985
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3 out of 5 stars
By Human Reed on 03-26-09

Not Complete

This title is not properly put together. What should be the first part (30 min) is actually a 30 minute condensed version of the entire 3 part program. Parts 2 and 3 are each correct. To get the whole program you may need to purchase parts 1,2 & 3 separately.
That said, this is an interesting listen, though it does not provide much insight psychoses. Listeners might also be interested in the audible title 'The Center Cannot Hold' by Elyn Saks, which provides chilling insight into the nature and experience of psychosis in the words of one who has ample experience of it.

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