A REAL MUST HAVE!!
For anyone who has suffered mental illness, who knows, or who is related to someone that has. The author was a career driven person with a very bright future ahead, and yet he suffered a complete breakdown. I could fully empathise with many of the experiences he places in his autobiography. The benefit I got (from a previous standpoint that had seen mental illness as a weakness) was knowing that I was not alone in my suffering, and this illness can affect anyone from any background at any time. My wife read it and she found that she too could identify with many aspects described from her point of view, the spouse of someone who is suffering. We both found the honesty of the author to be very touching, sometimes making us laugh out loud and at other times bringing tears of sadness. I am glad I bought this book and think that it can only help others to understand the difficulties described and experienced by the author.