Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America’s Premier Mental Hospital

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The Boston Globe #1 bestseller and Book Sense 76 pick: A “candid and engrossing” history of “the Harvard of mental institutions,” and of the evolution of psychiatric treatment. McLean Hospital is one of the most famous, most elite, and once most luxurious mental institutions in America. Its “alumni” include Sylvia Plath, John Forbes Nash, Ray Charles and Susanna Kaysen. James Taylor found inspiration for a song or two there; Frederic Law Olmsted first designed the grounds and later signed in as

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