Nobody Told Me!
Nobody Told Me!
Dec 19, 2020
Robert Kolker: ...about the impact of mental illness on a family
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'** Hidden Valley Road' has been had quite a year! It's been named as one of Barack Obama's Top Favorite Books of 2020, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and one of their top ten books of the year, OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK, PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S book of the year, and one of the WALL STREET JOURNAL's books of the year. ***

On this episode, we’re joined by journalist Robert Kolker, author of the new book 'Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family', a #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick. It tells the heartbreaking, and at times, terrifying, story of the Galvin family—a family with 12 children, six of whom were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The Galvins, were so unusual that they were studied by the National Institute of Mental Health in an effort to learn more about the genetic origins of schizophrenia. Their story is one of shame, denial, shock, trauma and misunderstanding as it relates to mental illness.

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Note: this episode aired earlier this year, but is being reposted due to the year-end success of the book!

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