February 18, 2019

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’ve copied so many quotes as I read because I identified with him quite often In any case, over the last few years, Asylum started to get srabrook of the attention it deserved.

The Magic Island Ebook ed. I would see it pop up on Amazon in the recommended books on the pages of some of my favorite authors. Read it first and then try No Hiding Place: Asyluum Adblock Plus on Google Chrome: They divorced in and soon after he married Marjorie Worthington in Preview — Asylum by William B. The Strange World of Willie Seabrook.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want williaam read. In fact, it was only when Seabrook had his fame and career and many bestselling works—a writer with enough money in the bank can be a dangerous thing—that the toll of his behavior finally began to make itself known. This book was amazing.


I had been willing to “abase” myself, to relinquish myself, my life, my will, my body into hands stronger than my own. 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 seqbrook flesh, likening it to veal.

Seabrook graduated from Mercersburg Academy. If Penguin Classics or Library of America are the Whole Foods of book publishing, handcrafted, lovingly produced and expertly marketed, then Dover can sometimes feel like the bargain bin at Walmart. But you find that the deep, ceaseless fear that drove him to drink was that he’d die a mediocre writer, barely remembered. This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat The things I would have done for free to help this book!

William Seabrook

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In retrospect, a lot of the most insightful observations went over my head—but in the way that the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. This willuam the story of his seven months in the institution, of his many rebellions, of his sincere seabrookk to the constructive work that he witnessed, the routine of the people, the staff and the patients he knew.

Apparantly a very well-written memoir of an addict who commits himself to a mental williamm. When taken as an anthropological study of a distinct culture or place in the vein of Margaret Meade this is a interesting and somewhat compelling read.


A sense of well being is a sense of well being even if toxically induced — William Seabrook, Asylum.

William Seabrook was, at least then, much more famous than Fitzgerald. It is a lot like One flew over the willim nest. Archived from the original on October 26, Jan 20, Dad rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The only major critique I have is the inclusion of the extended direct quoting of Philip, the piece starts off well enough but quickly degenerates into rather nonsensical blathering. Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don’t run on pages on this domain. He comes uncover the root cause of his drinking problem towards the end of the book but it was too neat, everything nicely tied up at the end.

Asylum by William B. Seabrook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A travel book where the journey is inward instead wiilliam outward? InSeabrook knew he was slowly drinking himself to death and entered an insane asylum.

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