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The Great Pretender

The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

by Susannah Cahalan

Hardcover, 382 pages, Grand Central Pub, List Price: $28 |

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The Great Pretender
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The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness
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Susannah Cahalan

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The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of "BRAIN ON FIRE: My Month of Madness" investigates the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that broke open the field of psychology, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.