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  1. Nov 13, 2019 · The Great Pretender is still worth reading because it illuminates a game-changing moment in the history of psychiatry in the U.S.; it just isn't as satisfying a book as Brain on Fire because it...

  2. Book Review: Susannah Cahalan's 'The Great Pretender' Seeks ...

    Nov 04, 2019 · The Great Pretender is an essential book, and a plea for the world to come to terms with the way we're treating some of our most vulnerable people. "We are all hanging on by a very thin thread,"...

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    The Great Pretender book. Read 1,039 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illne...

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  4. The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian

    Shelves: wealth, historical-fiction If you love a strong female lead and an old-Hollywood setting, The Great Pretenders is a must-read book! Set in the 1950s, the book tells the story of Roxanne Granville, granddaughter to a successful studio head and an agent to script writers. But Roxanne’s life is not as easy as it seems.

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  5. Investigating a Famous Study About the Line Between Sanity ...

    Nov 27, 2019 · Susannah Cahalan, whose new book is “The Great Pretender.” Celeste Sloman for The New York Times But this isn’t just a case of a journalist uncovering the details of an important story; Cahalan was...

  6. Summary and book reviews of The Great Pretender by Susannah ...

    Book Summary From "one of America's most courageous young journalists" (NPR) and the author of the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine.

  7. Book Review - The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan | BookPage

    The Great Pretenderis an account of Cahalan’s own research. In addition to Rosenhan’s study, she weaves in glimpses of other similar experiments, such as Nellie Bly’s well-documented experience as a journalist going undercover in a psychiatric hospital.

  8. THE GREAT PRETENDER | Kirkus Reviews

    Nov 05, 2019 · The authors have created a sort of anti-Book of Virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to Greene, a screenwriter and former editor at Esquire (Elffers, a book packager, designed the volume, with its attractive marginalia).

  9. Review: The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian – The Lit Bitch

    May 10, 2019 · The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today’s world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for (summary from Goodreads). Review Ok this author has done an incredible amount of research.

  10. The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our ...

    And then, halfway through her narrative, The Great Pretender makes a great turnaround, and we begin to wonder what the Pretender is pretending. I almost don't want to reveal the plot twist, so abrupt and vivid it is, even though the book is a carefully researched work of nonfiction.

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