Mental Traveler: A Father, A Son, and a Journey Through Schizophrenia

Tom Mitchell’s double memoir—his own powerful story of parenting two talented children with his inspired partner, and a brilliant account of his dazzling son, Gabe, who took his own life when he was just 38-years-old—is at once excruciating and delightful, frightening and inspirational, smart and funny, sad and filled with joy. Mitchell accomplishes what all memoirists aspire to, but can’t always achieve: he takes us into a distinct and unrepeatable world, makes the strange familiar and the familiar strange, and, without benefit of hindsight, invites us to experience that world from the inside. In the process Gabe Mitchell is brought to life as a full human being: induplicable, the one-of-one, trembling, and real.

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