Reviewed By Samantha Rivera for Readers’ Favorite
In Way Out: A True Account of Schizophrenia by Arthur Thomas Morton, Eugene has had a relatively simple life. Sure, he’s had some bad times but things have always seemed to work out in the end. He’s had his share of heartbreak and his parents’ divorce, but in the end he had a good job and paycheck, a nice place to call home and friends he could spend time with. That all changed when the paranoia started to take over his life. As the voices began to get stronger and louder, he found that he couldn’t ignore them, and he didn’t want to ignore them at first. But of course, even when you find that you do want to ignore the voices in your head, it’s difficult to make them go away. It takes hard work and sometimes it’s just impossible to do it on your own.
I was intrigued by the way that Eugene was able to overcome some of the problems he was facing. It was amazing how his education was able to help him understand what was happening to him and he was actually able to do a lot, even on his own. Of course, there is no easy way to get over schizophrenia all by yourself and that was evidenced, but the way that he was able to help himself get through many situations, including with Dom and Rachel, was amazing. Understanding schizophrenia is something that takes a lot of insight and I felt this book really gave me an inside look at what this disorder does to an individual and how much it can really destroy as it takes over your life. Way Out: A True Account of Schizophrenia by Arthur Thomas Morton is a must-read if you’re looking for more information on this disorder.