Troubled by Kenneth R. Rosen audiobook

Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs

By Kenneth R. Rosen
Read by Ray Chase

Brilliance Audio 9781542007887

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799771456

  • ISBN: 9781799771456

Runtime: 5.43 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Newsweek Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Vol.1 Brooklyn Pick of Best Books of the Month

An award-winning journalist’s breathtaking mosaic of the tough-love industry and the young adults it inevitably fails.

In the middle of the night, they are vanished.

Each year thousands of young adults deemed out of control—suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, and rage—are carted off against their will to remote wilderness programs and treatment facilities across the country. Desperate parents of these “troubled teens” fear it’s their only option. The private, largely unregulated behavioral boot camps break their children down, a damnation the children suffer forever.

Acclaimed journalist Kenneth R. Rosen knows firsthand the brutal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse carried out at these programs. He lived it. In Troubled, Rosen unspools the stories of four graduates on their own scarred journeys through the programs into adulthood. Based on three years of reporting and more than one hundred interviews with other clients, their parents, psychologists, and health-care professionals, Troubled combines harrowing storytelling with investigative journalism to expose the disturbing truth about the massively profitable, sometimes fatal, grossly unchecked redirection industry.

Not without hope, Troubled ultimately delivers an emotional, crucial tapestry of coming of age, neglect, exploitation, trauma, and fraught redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Highly charged personal stories coalesce into a frank disclosure about the ‘forced redirection of wayward teenagers.’” Kirkus Reviews
“Not just a work of extended empathy but a public service.” New York Times
“[A] brutally frank exposé of America’s ‘tough love’ programs.” Newsweek
“A searing exposé.” New York Times Book Review

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kenneth R. Rosen

Author Bio: Kenneth R. Rosen

Kenneth R. Rosen is the author of Bulletproof Vest and Troubled. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, VQR, and the Atlantic, and he is a contributing writer at Wired. He spent six years at the New York Times, his hometown newspaper, and now divides his time between northern Italy and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.kennethrrosen.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English