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Author: Michael Schofield Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781452674797
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A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father's fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity.
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  • An unflinching portrait of the scourge of mental illness. Kirkus
  • “An unflinching portrait of the scourge of mental illness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In this dramatic memoir, Schofield…explains the mental illness of his young daughter…offers valuable insight for others in similar situations, and ends on a hopeful note.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Michael Schofield teaches writing courses at California State University, Northridge. He keeps a blog of his family’s journey through Janni’s schizophrenia at

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.