Written by Amanda LaPera
Foreword by Xavier Amador, PhD.
“hard-hitting, powerful … highly recommended.”
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“a talented writer, able to convincingly characterize her father's mental illness and provoke frustration, compassion, and feelings of impotence in readers … offers a uniquely powerful. deeply personal chronicle that will resonate with readers. Characterization is top-notch and intimate.”
Silver award recipient of IBPA's prestigious Benjamin Franklin book award in the category of psychology, Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope is the compelling true story of a family's struggle with the sudden onset of their father’s severe mental illness after his fifty-third birthday. Lacking an understanding of his condition, Joseph’s family is left to deal with his upsetting transformation, which led him across four continents and thirty countries as a self-proclaimed prophet-of-God, and his subsequent homelessness. The perspectives of his three children, his spouse, and his own distorted reality combine to offer readers a glimpse of a world that will either feel hauntingly familiar or dramatically eye-opening.
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"This memoir reads like a novel, drawing out every ounce of emotion from the reader and keeping him or her turning pages... A must-read for anyone who is struggling to get their life back under control and find peace with themselves."
- Bil Howard, for Reader's Favorite
"As candid as it is superbly narrated, 'Sexy Serenity: A Memoir' is a compelling autobiography that grips the reader's total attention and holds it firmly from beginning to end. Very highly recommended reading." - Midwest Book Review
"Written in a casual, easy-to-read style. The first-hand look at the inner workings of this sex industry is intriguing and I found her writing to be candid...I am sure it can serve as an inspiration to people." - Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite