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"Madness can afford the individual certain resources and abilities that are
not available to others. The fantasy life, free flight of ideas, distortions of
reality, and heightened senses . . . offer a unique perspective on the world."
—From the Introduction
Why do some extraordinary individuals overcome mental anguish and produce
brilliant creative artistry that is often enhanced by their madness? New York
Times best-selling author and noted psychologist Jeffrey Kottler explores this
fascinating question in Divine Madness . His book is filled with the compelling
stories of emotional turmoil that many great artists have undergone as they
struggle for success and survival.
Jeffrey Kottler writes about the dramatic and tragic lives of cultural icons
Sylvia Plath, Judy Garland, Mark Rothko, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf,
Charles Mingus, Vaslav Nijinsky, Marilyn Monroe, Lenny Bruce, and Brian Wilson.
In this riveting book, Kottler highlights the personal story of each of these
extraordinary individuals and analyzes how they struggled to overcome their
Divine Madness clearly differentiates between those who surrendered to their
illness, often taking their own lives, and those who managed to endure and even
recover. Kottler details how their profound psychological issues affected their
lives and work, their great productivity and success, and how they strove to
achieve some kind of personal stability.
The fascinating and brilliantly told stories in Divine Madness help us to find
meaning in the incredible lives of these artists. They also serve as an
inspiration for those who are grappling to rise above their own challenges and
limitations and express themselves more productively and creatively.