Book Review of the Week (9/17/12)


We’ve all complained about our children being a handful and driving us crazy, but the book I’m reading now is on a completely different level.  It’s a nonfiction story written by the father of a child who supposedly has a rare case of childhood-onset schizophrenia.  January First: A Child’s Descent Into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her by Michael Schofield is an amazing piece of writing which will have you feeling the stress and the tension right along with him and his family.  It was also enlightening for me, as a professional in the mental health field, to be able to read something coming from the perspective of a family particularly since Schofield includes so many details.  I usually have to force myself to read nonfiction, but this reads like a work of fiction.  It will keep you completely engaged and in suspense.


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