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ISBN 978-1-897430-54-5 The Jagged Years of Ruthie J. (memoir) 24.95
published 2010 216 pages

Against her wishes, Ruthie’s family admits her to a posh Maryland mental hospital, Chestnut Lodge, of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden notoriety. She is put in the care of a sadistic psychiatrist who threatens to have her committed for life. But through the friendship and love of her fellow patients and the subsequent help of a remarkable therapist, Ruthie J. frees herself, discovers her true sexual orientation and perseveres in her dream to become a physician.