The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781538715260

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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?

The Great Pretenders

The Great Pretenders
Author: Laura Kalpakian
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101990186

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"An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfather's illicit affair with Empire Pictures' latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own. Backed by little more than the stubborn grit she inherited from her beloved grandmother, Roxanne sets up shop as a low-budget film agent for budding screenwriters. When an old friend, exiled from Hollywood and Empire Pictures by her grandfather for being a Communist sympathizer, begs for her help, Roxanne decides to right the wrongs committed by her family. It's what her grandmother would have wanted. Soon Roxanne finds herself at the helm of a lucrative business, having landed her secret clients a handful of major studio deals through willing frontmen. Her newfound freedom leads her to a passionate relationship with an African American journalist and jazz aficionado. But Hollywood is ruthless when it senses a scandal. How long will it take before all of Roxanne's success comes crumbling down?"--


Author: Ryota Kosawa,Daichi Marui
Publsiher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781638580034

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Edamura Makoto likes to say he's the best con artist in Japan, but his bragging has caught the attention of another grifter. Laurent Thierry needs Makoto's help to pull off a huge scam that will make them both rich! The plan is to fly to L.A. and sell fake goods to a shady Hollywood movie producer. But how can you trust your business partner when you're both career criminals?

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury
Author: Sean O'Hagan
Publsiher: Carlton Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1787392589

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Beloved for his unequalled showmanship, Freddie Mercury's death left the world mourning. This colorful, official volume, filled with rare images and insightful text, recounts all aspects of Mercury's colorful life. It follows his childhood in Zanzibar, his fame as Queen's lead singer, his solo career, and beyond. The photographs come from the private collections of his parents, bandmate Brian May, and many notable contemporary photographers.

Rex Zero The Great Pretender

Rex Zero  The Great Pretender
Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-10-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1429989289

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Rex Zero's family is moving, again, this time to a different school district, and his old friends will probably forget he even exists. What's more, a trio of bullies is out to get him. Rex's wild and funny adventures continue as he stumbles into seventh grade, pretending to be someone he's not, and using his overactive imagination to resolve one of life's most vexing problems: just when everything is going well, why does it have to change?

Brain On Fire My Month of Madness

Brain On Fire  My Month of Madness
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-11-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141975351

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'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

Great Pretenders

Great Pretenders
Author: Ebrahim Harvey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2021-10-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1431430560

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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender
Author: Rose Hall Warnke
Publsiher: Starburst Pub
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1985
Genre: Christian biography
ISBN: 0914984039

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