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Possums Run Amok: A True Tale Told Slant

by Lora Lafayette Author

This thrilling and terrifying memoir from author Lora Lafayette takes the reader on a tour of the author's frenetic and punk rock adolescence, her years spent traveling and risk-taking, and her eventual descent into schizophrenia. Exploring the fine line between being an adventurous young woman and suffering from the beginnings of a serious mental illness, Lafayette walks the reader through the events that led up to her eventual institutionalization. An indictment of society's failure to take care of those in crisis as well as a deeply personal, deeply funny, and deeply moving account of Lafayette's struggles, Possums Run Amok is a challenging and entertaining read.