Bonnie Burstow’s new novel, The Other Mrs. Smith, is a beautifully written poetic story of the tragic human suffering and despair surrounding ECT. It is also a reassuring testament to the strength and beauty human spirit as we see the protagonist Naomi heroically move beyond despair and piece by piece rebuild her life. If you would like a stirring taste of her novel’s brilliant writing style and depth of vision, Bonnie read aloud portions of it on my November 8, 2017 radio show, the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour. I have known Bonnie for years as an extraordinarily courageous and devoted reformer who brings to the struggle a rare combination of intellectual, imaginative and dramatic gifts. You can see her book on Amazon.com.
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