All posts tagged: Ron Powers

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Ron Powers on his illuminating title, NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE

By Leslie Lindsay  A moving and richly researched blend of history, memoir, and current affairs regarding mental health in America.  First, the accolades: Written by a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE (Hachette hardcover, 2017; now available in paperback) is a finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. …It’s a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. People Magazine and Shelf Awareness have both called it the Best Book of the Year. The New York Times Book Review says this of NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE: “Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change.” NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE has been on my TBR pile, embarrassingly, for over a year. Is that because I don’t care about crazy people? On the contrary. Perhaps I care a little too much. Mental illness runs in my family. Not just in my mother who died by suicide a few years back, but other family members as …