He Wanted the Moon

He Wanted the Moon

The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
The author pieces together the story of her absent father's life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, just as he began to suffer from it himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780804137478
0804137471
9780804137492
0804137498
9780804137485
080413748X
Branch Call Number: B Baird, Perry
Characteristics: 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Claxton, Eve

Opinion


Featured Blogs and Events

Mental Health Awareness: Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a relatively recent term for what people used to call "manic depression." We are going to take a look at bipolar disorder in this installment of our Mental Health Awareness series.  Those of us who have bipolar disorder experience intense, debilitating mood swings. We have low and high moods of varying intensity that can last for a brief period of time or for several days… (more)

Mental Health Awareness: Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a relatively recent term for what people used to call "manic depression." We are going to take a look at bipolar disorder in this installment of our Mental Health Awareness series.  Those of us who have bipolar disorder experience intense, debilitating mood swings. We have low and high moods of varying intensity that can last for a brief period of time or for several… (more)


From Library Staff

"The author pieces together the story of her absent father's life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, just as he began to suffer from it himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement."


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
w
writermala
May 31, 2015

This book is really a labor of love. Mimi Beard who missed a father in her life has painstakingly pieced it together in a tribute to his surviving manic-depressive illness and his attempts as a doctor to find a cure. At times the account is heart-rending and the only redeeming feature is that the treatment meted out to the ill patients is now nowhere near what it was in Dr. Baird's days. However the wall that stands between the mentally ill and the rest of the world still stands. Bipolar Disorder is indeed a hard cross to bear and the stigma attached to it makes it doubly so.Hopefully Mimi Baird's story of her father will alleviate the suffering in a small way at least.

ijs111 Apr 16, 2015

This is a fabulous book-- fascinating and heartbreaking at the same time. I recommend it to anyone interested in mental illness, social stigma, and/or family systems.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at STPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top