"America Is Me" written by the Clinical Social Worker E.R.Frank is without doubt one of the most powerful novels I have ever read, and one I would recommend.
But I would also warn readers that this book is also highly triggering. It's not graphic in a detailed sexual way, but it made me draw a deep breath more than once.
It also made me cry more than any book I've read before, but not always out of sadness.
More often than not I experienced the sheer joy of the central character, America, and I cried tears of joy.
America is a young man, a boy, who finds himself in various institutions and under the wing of Doctor B. his therapist. The story tells a tale we know all too well, but it's told well - and I wont spoil it by telling more.
It's not an easy book, but it is ultimately a VERY rewarding one.
( ISBN 0-689-83677-5 )
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau