In , William Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world. He was also an alcoholic. But there was no treatment for his disease. William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, – September 20, ) was an American Lost The book, Asylum, became another best-seller. In the preface, he. He doesn’t explain anything about the author, William Seabrook, besides his Asylum (An Alcoholic Takes the Cure)—the very true story of the.

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I was through, and I knew it.

United States of America. In fact, it was only when Seabrook had his fame and career and many bestselling works—a writer with enough money in the bank can be a dangerous thing—that the toll of his behavior finally began to make itself known. His perfect work and his perfect story disappeared with him. Apparantly a dilliam well-written memoir of an addict who commits himself to a mental institution. I re-read the book and fell in love all over again.

There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place. Views Read Edit View history. Shock therapies, lobotomies and neurotoxic pharmaceuticals had yet to be introduced. Retrieved from ” https: Preview wiliam Asylum by William B. Ran in part in Atlantic Monthly. To ask other readers questions about Asylumplease sign up. Despite his studious asylm of magical practices, he insisted he had never seen anything which could not be explained rationally.


Love most asylum-books, but this one is just too detached, uneven. Instead, he obtained samples of human flesh from a willuam and cooked it himself. But it was insightful, appreciative, deep, profound!

For Adblock Plus on Google Chrome: Asylum By William Seabrook is a self-help and non-fiction read. Inhe travelled to Arabia and sampled the hospitality of various tribes of Bedouin and the Kurdish Yazidi. May 14, Adrian Fulneczek rated it it was ok.

Willuam wonder if there’s an “after-the-asylum” bio on him? I took sober stock and saw that dissatisfaction, a sense of my own inability to arrive at a harmonious adjustment in any seabrooo dotted with flights and attempted escapes—had been the whole pattern of my life. CS1 French-language sources fr CS1 maint: Perhaps the saddest part is Seabrook has glimpses of some of AA’s basic wisdom and yet it is just beyond his grasp or the doctors and system of the Asylum discount it and thus lead him right back into his troubles.

A sense of well being is a sense of well being even if toxically induced — William Seabrook, Asylum. Jordan McAuley rated it really liked it May 01, Archived from the original on April 2, Unique, interesting seabrokk style, providing insight into a mental hospital and encounters with men experiencing psychiatric conditions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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He felt there was some hidden cowardice in it and afraid to face life. There is very little narrative to speak of and drags on a bit, the book functions more as a travelogue through a mental institution and sobriety itself.


If you’re skeptical, find the book review from Time Magazine in that talks about his lifelong fetish for women in chains. No trivia or quizzes yet. I don’t think this book set asypum the 12 step premises as some suggested, I think it shows one persons journey to understand himself and save his life.

A report of a drunkard who goes to a mental hospital to take care of his drinking habit.

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We spoke about how that same wanderlust—though perhaps without the darkness—was passed from father to son, as it so often seems to be. Trapped behind the walls of the institution, Seabrook wrote: The Magic Island Ebook ed.

Marjorie Worthington papers, “. He was also an alcoholic. Seabrook was too, despite his significant contributions to American culture.

There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey thr In F. InWilliam Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world. I wanted to scream at the psych doctor.