Sylvia Nasar is the author of the bestselling A Beautiful Mind, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. She is the John S. and James. L Knight Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
In this memoir, Pargeter shares his life story: growing up as one of five children in Seattle, Washington; serving in the air force; attending college; being married and having children; battling cancer; and living with schizophrenia. Insight into Disability provides a firsthand look at how mental illness affects all aspects of a personal life, such as maintaining relationships and being employed.
Meant to inspire, Insight into Disability shares Pargeters successes, breakthroughs, and triumphs over adversity. It communicates how his gift for writing song lyrics, which are interspersed throughout the book, contributes to his healing within. He describes how his relationship with God saved his life and how he became a changed man through his treatment.
Bill was hospitalized 6 different times, lived in 3 group homes and had a suicide attempt. If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone who is out of reality, this is the book that will give you a clear, vivid understanding of schizophrenia. Bill has shared many of his original nursing notes as well as his psychiatrist notes and treatment regimen.
Today Bill is known as a recovery expert, and he defines recovery as when you would not want to be anyone other than who you are today. Bill has helped thousands of people through his work and publications and will help you understand what you need to know about recovery and life with schizophrenia.
This sixtieth anniversary edition includes not only the original text but also an introduction by Harold Kuhn, an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein, and reviews and articles on the book that appeared at the time of its original publication in the New York Times, tthe American Economic Review, and a variety of other publications. Together, these writings provide readers a matchless opportunity to more fully appreciate a work whose influence will yet resound for generations to come.