Left Bank Books welcomes author Sarah Fawn Montgomery, who will sign and discuss her new book, “Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Quite Mad” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Diagnosed with severe anxiety, PTSD, and OCD in her early twenties, Sarah Fawn Montgomery spent the next ten years seeking treatment and the language with which to describe the indescribable consequences of her mental illness. Faced with disbelief, intolerable side effects, and unexpected changes in her mental health as a result of treatment, Montgomery turned to American history and her own personal history to make sense of the experience. Blending memoir with literary journalism, Montgomery’s “Quite Mad” examines America’s history of mental illness treatment—lobotomies to sterilization, the Rest Cure to Prozac—to challenge contemporary narratives about mental health.