Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication

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Part 1. Lunacy

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pp. 1-88

Freud would say I’m a lousy mother. But then Freud would say lots of things. He’d declare me a textbook case, overbearing but emotionally distant, doomed to produce maladapted children. There’s even a name for women like me: schizophrogenic mothers. Of course, Freud invented names for all sorts of things whether they existed or not, ...

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Part 2. Hysteria

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pp. 89-182

There is the chronology to consider. Everything I said about my pregnancy with Anna was true. I really was in med school when it happened, et cetera. Except that Walter and I had already had a son, five years earlier, during my freshman year at BU. I dropped out then, stayed weeping with my parents ...

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Part 3. Bedlam

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pp. 183-287

I became a mess for a while, and so, perhaps, did Anna. But we pulled through, one way or another, the way people do. Time heals all wounds as the saying goes, along with, I don’t know, love and distraction and a little wine and a little medication. ...

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About the Author

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In addition to An Age of Madness, David Maine is the author of four novels: The Preservationist, Fallen, The Book of Samson, and Monster, 1959. His novels have been praised in such outlets as Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, People magazine, ...