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Lithium Jesus : A Memoir of Mania (Hardcover) (Charles Monroe-kane)

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Charles Monroe-Kane is a natural raconteur, and boy, does he have stories to tell. Born into an eccentric Ohio clan of modern hunter-gatherers, he grew up hearing voices in his head. Over a dizzying two decades, he was many things—teenage faith healer, world traveler, smuggler, liberation theologian, ladder-maker, squatter, halibut hanger, grifter, environmental warrior, and circus manager—all the while wrestling with schizophrenia and self-medication.
            From Baby Doc’s Haiti to the Czech Velvet Revolution, and from sex, drugs, and a stabbing to public humiliation by the leader of the free world, Monroe-Kane burns through his twenties and several bridges of youthful idealism before finally saying: enough.
            In a memoir that blends engaging charm with unflinching frankness, Monroe-Kane gives his testimony of mental illness, drug abuse, faith, and love. By the end of Lithium Jesus there may be a voice in your head, too, saying “Do more, be more, live more. And fear less.”
Number of Pages: 185
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Author: Charles Monroe-kane
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51506458
UPC: 9780299310004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3383
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