My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A Memoir
Written by Mark Lukach
Narrated by Josh Bloomberg
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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A Memoir
Written by Mark Lukach | Narrated by Josh Bloomberg
This Earphones Award winner is ”an honest and rewarding” true story (Kirkus Reviews) read by a narrator hailed as “truly perfect” (AudioFile). After his wife, Giulia, suddenly had a psychotic break, Mark navigated the depths of her mental illness and subsequent breakdowns — and shares their journey of recovery and unconditional love.

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A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.

Mark and Giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe.

Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended.

A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

Categories: Editor's Pick, Nonfiction
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins
Run time: 8 hours and 40 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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