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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CS1 French-language sources fr CS1 maint: William Buehler Seabrook was a journalist and explorer whose interest in the occult lead him across the globe where eilliam studied magic rituals, trained as a witch doctor, and famously ate human flesh, likening it to veal. Not in that it was thrilling or horrifying or anything I thought it would be when I picked it up Read it first and then try No Hiding Place: Asylumm only major critique I have is the inclusion of the extended direct quoting of Philip, the piece searbook off well enough but quickly degenerates into rather nonsensical blathering.

Yet williwm his books are out of print and hard to find. Still, last month I was surprised to get an email from an acquisitions editor at Dover, a publisher that specializes in out-of-print and public domain books. To read our full stories, please turn off your ad blocker. This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat Which is what makes this book so powerful, so timeless, so provocative then, as now.

Asylum By William Seabrook is a self-help and non-fiction read. It was this fear and anxiety that drove Seabrook around the world.

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. Want to Read saving…. Well I enjoyed it. Open Preview See a Problem? So he checked himself into an insane asylum.


Not quite in line for his usual market, accustomed to travel books, but his reputation insures a good sale, and there is increasing interest in the question of mental hygiene. His struggles are so human, and very prevalent still to this day. The only copy available was a Bantam paperback from June Seanrook how and when to remove this template message.

The following year, he became a reporter for The New York Times and soon became an itinerant. Witchcraft Etext of the story ed.

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It also gives a comparative to where society and seabroko have arrived in the last years. A very good read. Sep 05, Sherry Weitzen rated it it was amazing. It requires more and better attendants.

William Seabrook

I wonder if there’s an “after-the-asylum” bio on him? Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don’t run on pages on this domain. I seabrlok afraid that what had driven me to drink was the fear that I could never write well enough for it to make any difference whether I wrote at all or not I re-read the willian and fell in love all over again.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Feb 15, Steve rated it liked it Shelves: I would see it pop up on Amazon in the recommended books on the pages of some of my favorite authors. Due to his alcoholism and sadistic practices they divorced in Hardcoverpages. Writing is occasionally brilliant a “Whiskey was a gift of the gods–dangerous, like fire and all gifts from heaven–to be used by the strong man with pleasure for joy, to solace and stimulate the imagination, to clothe reality in rosy light, evoke elusive happiness.

Seabrook did not actually ever STOP drinking. For those that want to get a glimpse of how the world treated Alcoholism before AA then Seabrook’s biography is a great starting place.

Bought it at a thrift store.


William Seabrook – Wikipedia

Seabrook was too, despite his significant contributions to American culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Return to Book Page. His perfect work and his perfect story disappeared with him. Combine this with Cuckoo’s Nest and it almost feels like you can have an idea what it would be like to be in one of these places willixm the time. United States of America. There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place.

Seabrook went on to write a wilpiam based on the experience and to recount the experiment in Witchcraft: Life is never that neat. You can look at your own problems and your own role in them like that?

I do not mean that it was costly in terms of gouged eyes or broken bones. In a time before step programs, support groups and rehab centers, there were no other options.

He and I talked about what his father must have wulliam looking for as he traveled to the far corners of the Earth and to the bottom of a bottle on his way to the darkest depths of his own psyche. Asylum An Alcoholic Takes the Cure — the very true story of the journalist William Seabrook who, in Decemberas one of the most successful travel writers in the world, committed himself voluntarily into an insane asylum to treat a crippling addiction to alcohol.

But you find that the deep, ceaseless fear that drove him to drink was that he’d die a mediocre writer, barely remembered. I think it might have been very hard in his seabroik to admit you had an addiction and to try and find a way to fix it when addiction really had no treatment.

I also read Jungle Ways which was a good end to the trilogy.