By Robert Hine

while Robert Hine's daughter, Elene, first confirmed symptoms of sadness as a bit woman, nobody dreamed she might develop as much as have a major character illness. As an early "baby boomer," Elene reached early life and younger womanhood in the middle of the counterculture years. Her father, a revered professor of yank historical past on the collage of California, stocks the tale of his family's fight to maintain Elene on the right track and practical, to determine her via her problems with delusions, drugs, and at last to aid her elevate her personal children.

Candid in its portrayal of the discomfort Elene and her mom and dad continued and the stumbling efforts of medical professionals and hospitals, Hine's tale is additionally beneficiant and encouraging. even with unbelievable problems, Elene and her father preserved their courting and survived.

"My daughter has given me permission to head forward with the hassle, [but] i do know she might react rather otherwise to the various occasions. the place I felt unhappiness and dejection, she probably felt unencumber and exultation. the place I felt helplessness, she most likely felt in chuffed keep watch over. the place I observed confusion and fantasy, she could have visible function and stability. this isn't the tale she may inform. it really is exclusively mine, completely the point of view of 1 guy, completely a father's emotions approximately his daughter." - from Robert Hine's Preface to damaged Glass


Robert V. Hine is a wonderful historian retired from UC Riverside and now affiliated with college of California, Irvine. he's the writer of 2 memoirs, damaged Glass (UNM Press) and moment Sight, in addition to a variety of historical past publications.

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