The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 12.24
  • List Price: CDN$ 17.00
  • You Save: CDN$ 4.76 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Eden Express Paperback – Nov 5 2002


See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 12.24
CDN$ 7.68 CDN$ 5.11

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this book with Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir CDN$ 12.27

The Eden Express + Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir
Price For Both: CDN$ 24.51

Show availability and shipping details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; 1 edition (Nov. 5 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583225439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583225431
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.8 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 14 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 25 2004
Format: Paperback
Two years ago I was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and have since been put on medication and fully recovered. My therapist suggested that I read Mark Vonnegut's telling of the descent into schizophrenia. I've read other accounts of schizophrenia, but Mark's definitely takes the cake in terms of realism. I'm not even sure if I can finish the book, the book is so unsettling for me. If someone you care about has schizophrenia, read this book, it will help you understand what this disease does.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is an interesting book, especially paired with Mark Vonnegut's latest, Just Like Someone With Mental Illness, But More So.
I live in B.C. and am familiar with the places where Mark and his friends tried to establish a hippie commune, and also where he was taken after his breakdown (Hollywood Hospital in New Westminster).
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
There are only a handful of memoirs about schizophrenia, and this book and "The Quiet Room" are probably the best ones available. The author apparently inherited his father's excellent writing and storytelling abilities, as this is an engaging and insightful description of life in the 1960s and the descent into and emergence from schizophrenia. The description of the illness alone makes the book worth reading, and is in some ways reminiscent of "Darkness Visible" and "The Bell Jar". The book is also quite humorous. Highly recommended. Avery Z. Conner, author of "Fevers of the Mind".
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I am 15 years old and I read this book for a Schizophrenia research paper. Mark Vonnegut has been my doctor in Boston all of my life. It was an interesting journey to explore through HIS perspective of his own experience... Highly Reccomend it!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By "mom2aidan" on Jan. 8 2003
Format: Paperback
I had taken several classes in psychology in college and really thought that I had a grasp of what it was like to live with schizophrenia. Not so! This book takes you into the world and mind of a person with this disorder. Mark Vonnegut is so honest and open and you really gain a real world feel for what it is to be a person living with schizophrenia. If you are at all interested in this topic, I really feel it is a must read!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This was a very personal book, written by the man who was my pediatrician for 18 yrs. He had his first psychotic experience in his 20's and describes the details in exceptional detail, as well as how he begins to recover a normal life.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By D. Askov on Oct. 4 2002
Format: Paperback
I first read this book my junior year in college as a class text for a psych course in disorders. I wish all my psych texts were half this interesting! This is a personal account of what it's like to develop scizophrenia, go through treatment, recover, relapse, etc... My only criticism of this book is that I wish he had waited longer to write it and told more about his life since recovering. One other thing to note: this is a really funny book. If it weren't for all the heavy stuff in this book, it could easily be a comedy book.
The thing about this book that makes the deepest impression on me is that even in his most wacked out, deeply scizophrenic episodes, he still gives you the impression that it's the rest of the world that's gone crazy and he's just floating along trying to keep his head above water.
The author is the son of the famous Kurt Vonnegut, which he references occasionally in his book, but it's not a predominant theme by any means. I think part of the reason for that is that his dad wasn't famous until he was almost an adult and then had this "son of a famous guy" thing cast upon him just as he was trying to strike out on his own and make his own life.
Anyhow, this is a must-read book, and is one of my favorites of all time.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Search


Feedback