Full Book Title: Rambling Into Madness: Mostly Just Like You Book 1
Author Name: Chris Feld
Book Synopsis: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) fried Emmett's memories and shredded his normalcy. Haunted by lurid hallucinations but determined to put his life back together, he rambles along a dangerous precipice, balancing between the normal life that he craves and the murky sea of mental illness that colors his existence.
Author Bio: Chris Feld was born and raised in Colorado. His world was beginning to unravel in 2007 when, at the age of twenty, he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. The diagnosis was followed by six months of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The devastating effects of ECT saved his life but stripped him of most of his memories, leaving him to construct a new life, largely from scratch. Today Chris leads an independent life, one that he often describes as idyllic, in an eclectic Denver neighborhood. Chris has dedicated his life to helping people understand what living with a severe mental illness is like. He shares his unique and remarkable insights into mental illness in blog posts at mostlyjustlikeyou.com, and he regularly speaks to NAMI Family-to-Family classes, where he shares his experiences and provides guidance for those with family members who are afflicted with a mental illness, helping them see that the affliction is not a death sentence. The example Chris paints every day with the life he lives inspires us all to understand that it's possible to lead a rich and fulfilling life despite the heavy burden of mental illness. His writing translates that inspiration into tangible storytelling that moves readers to rare and wonderful insights.