Divided Minds by Carolyn S. Spiro audiobook

Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia

By Pamela Spiro Wagner  and Carolyn Spiro
Read by Kimberly Farr  and Amanda Carlin

Tantor Audio 9780312320645

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665233255

  • ISBN: 9781665233248

  • ISBN: 9781665233262

Runtime: 11.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Growing up in the fifties, Carolyn Spiro was always in the shadow of her more intellectually dominant and social outgoing twin, Pamela. But as the twins approached adolescence, Pamela began to succumb to schizophrenia, hearing disembodied voices and eventually suffering many breakdowns and hospitalizations.

Divided Minds is a dual memoir of identical twins, one of whom faces a life sentence of schizophrenia, and the other who becomes a psychiatrist, after entering the spotlight that had for so long been focused on her sister. Told in the alternating voices of the sisters, Divided Minds is a heartbreaking account of the far reaches of madness, as well as the depths of ambivalence and love between twins. It is a true and unusually frank story of identical twins with very different identities and wildly different experiences of the world around them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This harrowing but arresting memoir—written in alternating voices by identical twins…reveals how devastating schizophrenia is to both the victim and those who love her.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Carolyn S. Spiro MD

Author Bio: Carolyn S. Spiro MD

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Carolyn S. Spiro MD

Author Bio: Carolyn S. Spiro MD

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Pamela Spiro Wagner

Author Bio: Pamela Spiro Wagner

Pamela Spiro Wagner wrote Divided Minds with her identical twin sister, Carolyn S. Spiro MD, a psychiatrist. She also illustrates her experiences with her schizophrenia diagnosis and Lyme disease through poetry and art.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Carolyn Spiro

Author Bio: Carolyn Spiro

Carolyn Spiro graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed a year of medical residency before going into psychiatry at Harvard’s Mass. Mental Health Center. After ten years in Boston she moved to CT where she has a private psychiatric practice.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English