The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness Free Audiobook Download by Elyn R. Saks

The Center Cannot Hold is the story of a professor of psychiatry, Dr. Elyn R. Saks, who suffered a mental breakdown, which eventually led to her job being taken away and being removed from society. Dr. Saks explores her world as well as her thought process while she tries to find out what makes her break down. This audiobook is a powerful work of nonfiction that will tug on your heart strings and leave you in awe of how much one woman's depression can affect their life.

The Center Cannot Hold tells the real life story of Elyn Saks, a law professor and self-described "mental patient". It is her personal account of her struggle with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in an attempt to give hope to those suffering from mental illnesses.

This is the story of Elyn Saks's struggle with schizophrenia. The book begins with a description of her life before she became mentally ill, and then follows her struggles as she is first diagnosed and later takes up a legal battle to be treated.

"I hope this isn't just another treatise on madness by some person who has never been in it. It is not." -Elyn Saks, from the preface to "The Center Cannot Hold"

I had never heard of Elyn R. Saks before I received this book for review. I know my mind has been a mess for years, but I didn't realize the magnitude of how much was really wrong with me until I read this book. Her words literally saved my life.

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness is a memoir about Elyn Saks's life. She was born with Asperger's Syndrome, which made her appear to be autistic. She had difficulties in school and relationships with people around her but went on to become a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law. Although she was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2005, she has been able to maintain her sanity throughout her struggles.

Published Date 2007-10-15
Duration 12 hours 14 minutes
Author Elyn R. Saks
Narrated Alma Cuervo
(18 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Biography & Memoir
Parent Category Memoir, Science & Technology

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