Monday, November 4, 2013

A library browser's interesting turn of events

Eve Sullivan, Friend of the CPL
A member of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, Eve Sullivan, shared a wonderful story that started one day in line at the Main Library. Browsing the recently checked out items, Eve picked up the book Cracked: The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry by James Davies. The topic piqued her interest and she checked it out.

Eve described the book as a stunning narrative about psychiatry, over-prescription of drugs and the state of mental health care in this country, and around the world. As founder of Parents Forum, which focuses on emotional well-being in families, she wanted to learn more about the author. She contacted him by email about book readings or events he might have planned in the U.S.

As it turned out, Dr. Davies intended to visit New York the same week Eve was attending a U.N. mental health committee meeting. She followed up, heard the radio interview Davies did during his visit, and arranged a personal lunch with the author!

Every time you pick up a new book, you never know how the story will end! Thanks, Eve, for sharing this great experience with us.

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends to help support our Cambridge libraries, click here.

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