“A gripping medical mystery, a heartwarming personal journey, and a chilling indictment of the commonly prescribed drug that upended MacLean’s life — but left his superb literary skills intact.” — Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Available in the UK through Short Books.

"(MacLean) is an exceedingly entertaining psychotic." "Thanks to his raw, honest and beautiful memoir, readers will . . . have a clear idea what his experience was like. We can be grateful Mr. MacLean has remembered so much, and so well."  - The New York Times

“A mesmerizing, unsettling memoir about the ever-echoing nature of identity, written in vivid, blooming detail.” — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl​

"(I)f bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with the wit, humanity and sweetness — to say nothing of an eye for detail and a gift for pacing — that MacLean brings to this wrenching tale. ​- Chicago Tribune

David Stuart MacLean

“MacLean fearlessly explores his journey to the edge of madness and his subsequent return to sanity in an unsettling, sometimes riotous, memoir.” — Publishers Weekly​

"MacLean has written a memoir that combines the evocative power of William Styron's "Darkness Visible," the lyric subtlety of Michael Ondaatje's "Running in the Family," and the narrative immediacy of a Hollywood action film. He reminds us how we are all always trying to find a version of ourselves that we can live with." - The Los Angeles Times​