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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Schiller, Amanda Bennett Narrator: Mary Beth Hurt Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781594837586
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An electrifying true story of one young woman’s nightmarish descent into the hell of schizophrenia and her courageous battle to rejoin the real world, such is the story of Lori Schiller. Once she had it all - a loving family, devoted friends, intelligence, and opportunity. Then at age 15 she began to suffer from symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing voices that began to take over her life. At 23, she committed herself to a private mental institution and spent the next 7 years waging a war against the voices that urged her to kill her family, her doctor, herself. This account of a journey into and out of madness is at once gripping, heartening, and ultimately triumphant.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Androulakis | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent book about mental illess..true story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Taylor | 2/12/2014

    " A look of how a woman discovered she has schizophrenia and lives with it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joselynn | 2/10/2014

    " Poignant autobiography of someone who struggled with schizophrenia told by the viewpoint of the patient, her doctors, family, and friends. Funny, sad, brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Slater | 2/10/2014

    " Lots of insight into mental illness. READ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/8/2014

    " Well written and amazing story. I hope it too helps people realize how painful mental illness is for everyone involved and how much we need to support the people who help those who suffer get back their lives. Great book, definately recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 2/8/2014

    " Gah. Glad I am not schizophrenic. This is a really great look into the mind of a schizophrenic, and is told from the point of view of the writer, her family, and her doctors. Very interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nurolhudah Liclican | 2/4/2014

    " I felt like I was sick , just like her . It was full of torment & pain . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara M. | 2/2/2014

    " I confess, I was required to read this for a psych class. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very powerful, very moving, and difficult to put down. I cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May | 1/19/2014

    " In this book Lori Schiller takes you on a ride of your life. She tells her own story of battling schizophrenia and the terror she faced in THE QUIET ROOM. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 1/14/2014

    " WOW!!! If you've ever wondered what mental illness is like, this is a great book. It's very moving and extremely informative. Nothing is fictional, this comes straight from ones affected by this illness! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Abrams | 11/14/2013

    " A very interesting and human story of what it's like to be schizophrenic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit James | 10/10/2013

    " She's not a writer (sometimes hard to read), but she gets you in there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC | 9/17/2013

    " interesting look at mental illness from both the client and the family and friends. my first look at how mental illness effects the system, not just the sufferer. good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 7/10/2013

    " a devastating and honest glimpse of schizophrenia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/17/2013

    " This was a pretty intense book, but an interesting glimpse into the mind of schizophrenia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 3/1/2013

    " This a dynamic and painful account of woman's story with schizophrenia- at times you may need to put it down and take a breather. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sary Fairchild | 12/15/2012

    " All fellow mental health workers NEED to read this book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Lozano | 10/3/2012

    " I could not put this book down! It is an incredible, heart-wrenching, and ultimately redeeming story of struggle and the power of mental illness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 7/15/2012

    " I had to read this for class. Iit was a very powerful book. Offers great insight into serious mental health issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee White | 7/7/2012

    " Recommended ... working with he writing right now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Filler | 1/22/2012

    " I was terrified of jumping on trampolines after this book (if you've read it you'll know why). A terrifying book detailing a young woman's descent into schizophrenia, her helpless, frustrated but loving family and her, as she puts it, journey out madness. Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/22/2011

    " Wow., Great Read. It is very near to my heart. I have memories of a friend that was taken over by this mental illness. I am able to relate to the writers message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Martinez | 7/15/2011

    " Great book! Really puts schizophrenia and mental illness into perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 5/20/2011

    " An amazing, well-told story of what it is like to have schizophrenia. It also shows how a support network and financial resources are able to vital for those suffering from mental illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dionna | 3/9/2011

    " loved it. Brought you into the mind of someone clinically sick and how hard it can be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/12/2011

    " Great story written from the perspective of a woman suffering from mental illness. It gives me greater insight and the ability to appreciate the experiences of my clients and, frankly, many members in our community "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davemonico | 10/29/2010

    " Amazing great insight into the mind/world of an individual w/ schizophrenia. I gave it to a client after I finished. I hope it helps him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/16/2010

    " Wow., Great Read. It is very near to my heart. I have memories of a friend that was taken over by this mental illness. I am able to relate to the writers message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 9/1/2010

    " This was a truly captivating and candid book told from all sides. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 8/18/2010

    " Very interesting look into the mind of someone with schizophrenia. An easy to read book from which I've learnt a lot and gained a better understanding of the illness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GG | 6/18/2010

    " This book gives great insight about the struggle that many face when they are experiencing hallucinations and symptoms of schizophrenia. It was well written and a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 5/9/2010

    " One of the first psychiatry books I ever read, read it back in high school in the mid 1990s. I was absolutely captivated. It was the best view into the world of psychosis I had at that time. Now I'm a psychiatrist. I've bought the book for a sister and recommended it to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/21/2010

    " In my neverending quest to understand and emphathize with mental illness, I read this book....I have now read it 8 times. It's so good; real and very raw. "

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About the Narrator

Mary Beth Hurt is an award-winning Broadway actor as well as an acclaimed performer in film and television. Her theater work includes A Delicate Balance, The Secret Rapture, Benefactors, Crimes of the Heart, The Misanthrope, and Trelawney of the Wells. Her film credits include Affliction, Autumn in New York, Family Man, Six Degrees of Separation, The Age of Innocence, The World According to Garp, and Interiors.