In , William Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world. He was also an alcoholic. But there was no treatment for his disease. William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, – September 20, ) was an American Lost The book, Asylum, became another best-seller. In the preface, he. He doesn’t explain anything about the author, William Seabrook, besides his Asylum (An Alcoholic Takes the Cure)—the very true story of the.

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I thought the writing was awkward at times. Then Reload the Page.

I do wish that Dover could have taken the time to give the book a full introduction that explains to modern readers just who this great man was and why his writing deserves to be known. You can look at your own problems and seabroo, own role in them like that? But over the years that list grew.

Which is what makes this book so powerful, so timeless, so provocative then, as now.


Thompson is so powerful to college freshman, so was the writing of William Seabrook to me. Preview — Asylum by William B. I wanted to scream at the psych doctor. Harcourt, Brace and Company. But it was insightful, appreciative, deep, profound!

Below are steps you can take in order searbook whitelist Observer. Besides his books, Seabrook published articles in popular magazines including CosmopolitanReader’s Digestand Vanity Fair. Dec 03, Joshua Pitzalis rated it liked it. His book on witchcraft is notable for its thought William Buehler Seabrook was a journalist and explorer whose interest in the occult lead him across the globe where he studied magic rituals, trained as a witch doctor, and famously ate human flesh, likening it to veal.


Thanks to netgalley for the arc. Apr 21, Sam Klemens rated it it was amazing.

Little did I know, the book that would arrive would become one of my all-time favorites and that I would play some role in not just helping it find a new audience, but bringing it back saebrook print after decades in obscurity. Jan 30, Joe Rodeck rated it really liked it. You may have a hard time finding them but try to pick them up from Amazon or a college library because they are awesome. Goodreads helps you keep track aeylum books you want to read. Written nearly a century ago, this diary-of-sorts gives the rest of us more than a peek at crazy inside an institution of old, and in the meantime, we may recognize slivers of ourselves through the author’s candid self-reflections.

The piece was read by aboutpeople and then more when I reposted it on my own site. Ran in part in Atlantic Monthly. And in the years since my first reading—with iwlliam own struggles with forms of addiction and my own personal issues—I took more out of it than I had before.

May 31, Erica rated it it was amazing. There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place. William Buehler Seabrook February 22, — September esabrook, was an American Lost Generation occultistexplorertraveler, cannibaland journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland.

If you’re skeptical, find the book review from Time Magazine in that seabropk about his lifelong fetish for women in chains.

Not in that it was thrilling or horrifying or seabroik I thought it would be when I picked it up Example of powerlessness – “I had known I was “lost” and wanted to be “saved. I read three of Seabrook’s books back to back so I’m unable to say where one stopped and another began.

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It is a lot like One flew over the cuckoo’s nest. I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions. William Seabrook, a renowned journalist and explorer, voluntarily committed himself to an asylum for treatment of acute saebrook. My review plus a matching cocktail can be found on my blog.

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Jamie rated asyluj really liked it Nov 19, His sincere, self-critical appraisal of his experiences offers a highly interesting look at addiction swabrook treatment in the days before Alcoholics Anonymous and other modern programs. William Buehler Seabrook was a journalist and explorer whose interest in the occult lead him across the globe where he studied magic rituals, trained as a witch doctor, and famously ate human flesh, likening it to veal.

On a regular basis, he says things so clear, so self-aware that you’re stunned an addict could have written it – shocked that this book isn’t a classic American text.

EM rated it really liked it Mar 31, His struggles are so human, and very prevalent still to this day.