Nothing Was the Same by Kay Redfield Jamison audiobook

Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir

By Kay Redfield Jamison
Read by Renée Raudman

Tantor Audio 9780307265371

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200119059

  • ISBN: 9798200119042

  • ISBN: 9798200119066

Runtime: 5.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2009 Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year

Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison—who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with writerly elegance and passion—could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In spare and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled severe dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia. And with characteristic honesty, she describes his slow surrender to cancer, her own struggle with overpowering grief, and her efforts to distinguish grief from depression. Jamison also recalls the joy that Richard brought her during the nearly twenty years they had together. Wryly humorous anecdotes mingle with bittersweet memories of a relationship that was passionate and loving—if troubled on occasion by her manic depression—as Jamison reveals the ways in which Richard taught her to live fully through his courage and grace. A penetrating study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself, Nothing Was the Same is also a deeply moving memoir by a superb writer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The great gift Jamison offers here, beyond her honesty and the beauty of her writing, is perspective: a cleared-eyed view of illness and death, sanity and insanity, love and grief…To write the truth with such passion and grace is remarkable enough. To do this in loving memory of a partner is tribute indeed.” Washington Post
Raudman's narration is full of wistfulness as she delivers Jamison's memoir recounting the illness and death of her husband. AudioFile
“A unique account, filled with exquisitely wrought nuances of emotion, of her husband’s death…In her brilliant explication distinguishing between madness and grief, her battle to remain sane is as stirring as his to beat cancer.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Kay Redfield Jamison

Author Bio: Kay Redfield Jamison

Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire and is coauthor of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness, Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression. Besides being a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire, she is a recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize, the Rhoda and Barnard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the National Academy of Medicine, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English