Posts tagged ‘psychology’

Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey

Two people. Infinite lifetimes. One impossible choice.

This is a book you will need to listen to again and again. Each time you will find something new and exciting that you didn’t notice before.

Narrated by Kristin Atherton, this book will take you on a journey like no other. 

“Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter intertwines their fates. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit—someone who shares their insatiable curiosity, who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt. Only days later, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short.

But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi are destined to meet again: as a teacher and prodigy student; a caretaker and dying patient; a cynic and a believer. In numerous lives they become friends, colleagues, lovers, and enemies. But as blurred memories and strange patterns compound, Thora and Santi come to a shocking revelation—they must discover the truth of their mysterious attachment before their many lives come to one, final end.”

Available in the UK from July 2021

The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan

The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness.

We have been lucky enough to work on Susannah Cahalan’s new book The Great Pretender, with the wonderful Katherine Fenton narrating.

“For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness–how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people–sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society–went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry’s labels. Forced to remain inside until they’d “proven” themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan’s watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.

But, as Cahalan’s explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?”

Susannah’s first book Brain on Fire has also been made into a film, and is currently available on Netflix.