Four Rooms, Upstairs - A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness-logo

Four Rooms, Upstairs - A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness

Linda Appleman Shapiro

Four Rooms, Upstairs-a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award-is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was "not herself." As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope. But at that time, her mother was not seen as mentally ill-she was simply ill. Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audiobook narrator George Guidall. This poignant audiobook, touched with both sweetness and sorrow, is narrated by Suzanne Toren.

Four Rooms, Upstairs-a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award-is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was "not herself." As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope. But at that time, her mother was not seen as mentally ill-she was simply ill. Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audiobook narrator George Guidall. This poignant audiobook, touched with both sweetness and sorrow, is narrated by Suzanne Toren.
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Four Rooms, Upstairs-a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award-is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was "not herself." As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope. But at that time, her mother was not seen as mentally ill-she was simply ill. Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audiobook narrator George Guidall. This poignant audiobook, touched with both sweetness and sorrow, is narrated by Suzanne Toren.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

9h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

24:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:01:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:36