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Angelhead

My Brother"s Descent into Madness

by Greg Bottoms

  • 138 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Crown .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7585691M
ISBN 100609606263
ISBN 109780609606261
OCLC/WorldCa43317474

Commencing with Michael's first psychotic break at age 14 -- high on acid, seeing God in his suburban bedroom window -- through a series of petty crimes, bizarre disappearances, and suicide attempts to the shocking crime that landed him in the psychiatric wing of a maximum security prison, Angelhead enables us to witness firsthand, as never. "Angelhead is a brilliant, albeit inconceivably sad book. The fact that Bottoms survived the ordeal is incredible. The fact that Bottoms survived the ordeal is incredible. But the fact that he could write about it with such pathos and insight is nothing less than extraordinary."—.

Faculty Research Grant, University of Vermont, Sentimental, Heartbroken Rednecks was an “Editor’s Pick” of The San Francisco Chronicle and a “Favorite Book” of The Hartford Courant in Angelhead was named a “Book of the Year” and listed as one of the five best works of nonfiction of by Esquire Magazine. Honor’s Project: Analysis of Angelhead Angelhead is a memoir written by Greg Bottoms, the brother of a paranoid schizophrenic. Through Greg’s eyes, we take a look at this devastating mental disorder and how it affected the Bottoms family. At age fourteen, Michael Bottoms had his first psychotic break. After returning.

Michael was called "Angelhead" because whilst on acid at fourteen he saw the face of god. Derived from the slang "pothead", the title of the book both illuminates the story Greg is telling and points towards the difficulties in separating aberrant behaviour from mental health problems. Greg Bottoms![][1] Headline, £, pp ISBN 0 8 Rating:![Graphic][2]![Graphic][3]![Graphic][4] After Greg Bottoms' brother developed a psychosis in adolescence, he was never the same. Nor was his family. “My brother saw the face of God. He was fourteen, on LSD, shouting for help in the darkness of his room in our new suburban : Sean A Spence.


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A work of nonfiction with the form and imagery of a novel, Angelhead enables the reader to witness not only the fragmenting of a mind, but of a family as well. "A tour-de-force memoir Bottoms writes like a poet, he writes like he is on fire."—Esquire, Book of the Year, "Angelhead is a brilliant, albeit inconceivably sad book.

The Cited by: 1. "Angelhead" was the nickname given to his brother because of his intense religious fanaticism mixed with his constant potsmoking and acid-tripping. I read this book many years ago, and still can't get the creepy image of his brother lying naked 4/5. Angelhead: A Memoir - Kindle edition by Bottoms, Greg.

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Brand: Crown Publishing Group. This is a book for those minimisers of psychosis, the anti-psychiatric, Luddite fringe, who still believe schizophrenia to be the “sane response to an insane world.” Angelhead exposes the dishonesty of such rhetoric, which fails to address the reality of a disease that strips away the person a family knows and loves and leaves behind Author: Sean A Spence.

Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into Madness ©, pages Paper $ ISBN: For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Angelhead. A work of nonfiction with the form and imagery of a novel, Angelhead enables the reader to witness not only the fragmenting of a mind, but of a family as well.

"A tour-de-force memoir Bottoms writes like a poet, he writes like he is on fire."—Esquire, Book of the Year, "Angelhead is a brilliant, albeit inconceivably sad book. The. A work of nonfiction with the form and imagery of a novel, Angelhead enables the reader to witness not only the fragmenting of a mind, but of a family as well.

"A tour-de-force memoir Bottoms writes like a poet, he writes like he is on fire."—Esquire, Book of the Year, "Angelhead is a brilliant, albeit inconceivably sad book. The Price: $   "Angelhead" is a disturbing book.

It is stunningly written and Bottoms has found the perfect voice with which to present it, but one feels funny discussing things like voice and prose style when.

Greg Bottoms's book, ANGELHEAD: My Brother's Descent Into Madness, is a painful but thoughtful look at a brother's illness and the complicated emotional and physical world into which his family enters with him.

The everyday activities of someone with this disease are astutely rendered here by Bottoms, who, although obviously touched in so many. Title: Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into Madness Author: Greg Bottoms ISBN: Pages: Release date: April Publisher: University Of Chicago Press Genre: Memoir Format: Hardcover Source: Personal collection (memoir class) Rating: 4 out of 5 When Greg Bottoms tackles the demons of his past, he’s being literal.

In Angelhead, he writes. A taut, powerful memoir of madness, Angelhead documents the violent, drug-addled descent of the author's brother, Michael, into schizophrenia. Beginning with Michael's first psychotic breakseeing God More. "Angelhead" by Greg Bottoms The jacket identifies the book as a memoir -- Bottoms calls it "creative nonfiction" -- but it is a memoir in the.

Buy a cheap copy of Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into book by Greg Bottoms. When he was 10 years old, the author watched as his brother Michael lost his mind. High on LSD and screaming uncontrollably because God Cited by: 1.

The Book Depository via United Kingdom: Softcover, ISBN Publisher: The University of Chicago Press, United States, Language: English. Brand new Book. A taut, powerful memoir of madness, Angelhead documents the violent, drug-addled descent of the author's brother, Michael, into schizophrenia.4/5().

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Michael's plan was simple. He was going to burn our father alive before the demons completely overtook his soul. He believed our father would kill our mother by strangling her one night in bed; he had seen this in a vision given to him in a dream by a mysterious force named Utok the Angel, who didn't have a body but was instead pure energy and translucent, a wave of colorless.

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