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My Lobotomy: A Memoir - Dully, Howard / Fleming, Charles
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At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody and messy, rambunctious with his brothers, contrary just to prove a point, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital--or ice pick--lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn't until he was in his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. But even as he began to live the "normal" life he had been denied, Howard struggled with one question: Why? "October 8, 1960. I gather that Mrs. Dully is perpetually talking, admonishing, correcting, and getting worked up into a spasm, whereas her husband is impatient, explosive, rather brutal, won't let the boy speak for himself, and calls him numbskull, dimwit, and other uncomplimentary names." There were only three people who would know the truth: Freeman, the man who performed the procedure; Lou, his cold and demanding stepmother who brought Howard to the doctor's attention; and his father, Rodney. Of the three, only Rodney, the man who hadn't intervened on his son's behalf, was still living. Time was running out. Stable and happy for the first time in decades, Howard began to search for answers. "December 3, 1960. Mr. and Mrs. Dully have apparently decided to have Howard operated on. I suggested they] not tell Howard anything about it." Through his research, Howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman's sons about his father's controversial life's work, and confronted Rodney about his complicity. And, in the archive where the doctor's files are stored, he finally came face to face with the truth. Revealing what happened to a child no one--not his father, not the medical community, not the state--was willing to protect, " My Lobotomy" exposes a shameful chapter in the history of the treatment of mental illness. Yet, ultimately, this is a powerful and moving chronicle of the life of one man. Without reticence, Howard Dully shares the story of a painfully dysfunctional childhood, a misspent youth, his struggle to claim the life that was taken from him, and his redemption. "From the Hardcover edition." My Lobotomy: A Memoir Dully, Howard / Fleming, Charles, Three Rivers Press (CA)

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From Publishers Weekly At age 12, in 1960, Dully received a transorbital or ice pick lobotomy from Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the procedure, making Dully an unfortunate statistic in medical history-the youngest of the more than 10,000 patients who Freeman lobotomized to cure their supposed mental illness. In this brutally honest memoir, Dully, writing with Fleming (The Ivory Coast), describes how he set out 40 years later to find out why he was lobotomized, since he did not exhibit any signs of mental instability at the time, and why, postoperation, he was bounced between various institutions and then slowly fell into a life of drug and alcohol abuse. His journey-first described in a National Public Radio feature in 2005-finds Dully discovering how deeply he was the victim of an unstable stepmother who systematically abused him and who then convinced his distant father that a lobotomy was the answer to Dully's acting out against her psychic torture. Review "The lobotomy, although terrible, was not the greatest injury done to him. His greatest misfortune, as his own testimony makes clear, was being raised by parents who could not give him love. The lobotomy, he writes, made him feel like a Frankenstein monster. But that's not quite right. By the age of 12 he already felt that way. It's this that makes My Lobotomy one of the saddest stories you'll ever read." -William Grimes, The New York Times "Dully's tale is a heartbreakingly sad story of a life seriously, tragically i biographies,diseases and physical ailments,dysfunctional relationships,family relationships,health fitness and dieting,history,medical,medical books,memoirs,mental illness Family Relationships, Broadway Books

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At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody, messy, rambunctious, and perpetually at odds with his parents. Yet somehow, this normal boy became one of the youngest people on whom Dr. Walter Freeman performed his barbaric transorbital--or ice pick--lobotomy. Abandoned by his family within a year of the surgery, Howard spent his teen years in mental institutions, his twenties in jail, and his thirties in a bottle. It wasn´t until his forties that Howard began to pull his life together. But he still struggled with one question: Why? Through his research, Howard met other lobotomy patients and their families, talked with one of Freeman´s sons about his father´s controversial life´s work, and confronted his own father about his complicity. And, in the doctor´s files, he finally came face to face with the truth.--From publisher description.The author describes his victimization at the hands of Dr. Walter Freeman, who performed a lobotomy on him at the age of twelve; his experiences with institutions, jail, and homelessness; and his determination to find out why he was forced to undergo a lobotomy. My Lobotomy: A Memoir Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher Taschenbuch 01.08.2008 Buch (fremdspr.), Three Rivers Press, .200

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[PU: New York : Tree Rivers Press], 304 Seiten Taschenbuch Apparently once read copy with slight signs of use on softcover (edges lightly worn), otherwise in very good condiotion. + + + Augenscheinlich einmal pfleglich gelesenes und gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes exemplar mit geringfügigen Lese- und Gebrauchsspuren am Einband (Kanten teils leicht berieben, Ecken teils ganz leicht bestoßen), Schnitt hell und sauber, innen sauber und gepflegt. 0307381277 Werktäglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung m. ordentl. Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Der Versand erfolgt als Büchersendung / Einschreiben mit der Deutschen Post bzw. als Päckchen / Paket mit DHL. Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 12 Tage., [SC: 2.10], gebraucht gut, gewerbliches Angebot, [GW: 223g]

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My Lobotomy: A Memoir

Dully became, at age 12, one of the youngest victims of the infamous ice-pick lobotomy. The story of his courageous journey to understand why this nightmare happened is told here.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780307381279
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0307381277
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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR
286 Pages
Weight: 0,222 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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