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Title:
I don't want to be crazy / a memoir by Samantha Schutz.
Title Variants:
I do not want to be crazy
ISBN:
9781338337495
Publication Information:
New York, NY : PUSH, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2019]

©2006
Physical Description:
280 pages, 4 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover by PUSH in 2006"--Title page verso.
Abstract:
This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she reveled in the independence . . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.
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Summary

Summary

This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excied by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence . . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.


Author Notes

Samantha Schutz is the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy, which was a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and Voices of Youth Advocates Poetry Pick. You Are Not Here is her first novel. Samantha lives and works in New York City as a children's book editor. For more about her, please visit www.samanthaschutz.net.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Written in verse, Schutz's memoir reveals her struggles with depression and anxiety after leaving home for college. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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Excerpt from I Don't Want to be Crazy Rebecca, her friends, and I hang out a lot now, but I'm pretty sure they think I'm crazy. One minute I'm fine, talking about homework, eating lasagna in the dining hall, and the next I'm complaining about how dim the lighting is and running out the door to get back to my room and under the covers. Excerpted from I Don't Want to Be Crazy by Samantha Schutz All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.