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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For Adblock Plus on Firefox: Jan 30, Joe Rodeck rated it really liked it. Its Power in the World Today In asyllum, a lot of the most insightful observations went over my head—but in the way that the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. There, from the seabrooj of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place.

Seabrook did not actually ever STOP drinking. A report of a drunkard who goes to a mental hospital to take care of his drinking habit.

Seabrook went on to write a story based on the experience and to recount the experiment in Witchcraft: In DecemberSeabrook was committed at his own request and with the help of some of his friends to Bloomingdalea mental institution in Westchester Countynear New York City, for treatment for acute alcoholism. Ultimately, this is what happened. Sep 09, David rated it it was ok Shelves: I took sober stock and saw that dissatisfaction, a sense of my own inability to arrive at a harmonious adjustment in any environment—sporadically dotted with flights and attempted escapes—had been the whole pattern of my life.

And in the years since my first reading—with my own struggles with forms of addiction and my own personal issues—I took more out of it than I had before. Jan 20, Dad rated it it was amazing. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. He was also an alcoholic.


The book itself is in need of a good editor as he tends to chase rabbits; however, the tale itself is still haunting and powerful. Sadly, they told Seabrook he could go back to drinking safely, which he did not do, and thus 10 years later OD in before his writing could achieve the fame it deserved.

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

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I’ve copied so many quotes as I read because I identified with him quite often Witchcraft Etext of the story ed. This is the story of his seven months in the sebrook, of his many rebellions, of his sincere tribute to the constructive work that he witnessed, the routine of the people, the staff and the patients he knew.

William Seabrook

Read it first and then try No Hiding Place: It’s awful, really, because aside from the occasional strange phrase, there isn’t a word in his books that weabrook have been just as easily written today. I would see it pop up on Amazon in the wiliam books on the pages of some of my favorite authors. A very good read. You can write like that? Refresh and try again. But advertising revenue helps support our journalism. His book on witchcraft is notable for its thoughtful focus on arch-occultist Aleister Crowleywho stayed at Seabrook’s home for a short time.

Perhaps the saddest part is Seabrook has glimpses of some of AA’s For those that want to get a glimpse of how the world treated Alcoholism before AA then Seabrook’s biography is a great william place. Retrieved from ” https: His struggles are so human, and very prevalent still to this day.

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I mean that this modern system is obviously more expensive to the institution in terms of actual money.

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Retrieved April 2, I wanted to scream at the psych doctor. You can look at your own problems and your own role in them like that? What got me to the core was that he was afraid of life. It’s nice to have books in your library that few people have even heard of. I re-read the book and fell in love all over again.

Maybe it’s that weird Pisces thing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Example of powerlessness – “I had known I was “lost” and wanted to be “saved. Rachel rated it really liked it Mar 29, But it was insightful, appreciative, deep, profound!

I read three of Seabrook’s books back to back so I’m unable to say where one stopped and another began. Dan Hatcher rated it really liked it Jun 24, CS1 French-language sources fr CS1 maint: Jun 08, Meen rated it liked it Recommended to Meen by: I remember coming across this mention and making a note of it. Due to his alcoholism and sadistic practices they divorced in I had been willing to “abase” myself, to relinquish myself, my life, my will, my body into hands stronger than my own.

Jamie rated it really liked it Nov 19,