Miriam Downey, the Cyberlibrarian, reviewed Bedlam’s Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope, on her blog. She writes that “The tag line of Bedlam’s Door is True Tales of Madness and Hope. Rubinstein illustrates graphically how there is almost always hope—hope that comes with intense counseling and balanced medicine. This is the great value of the book; while the stories are fascinating, the upbeat tone and implicit sense of hope pervades everything.” You can read her full review here.
Gizmodo interviewed Mark Rubinstein about Bedlam’s Door, in connection with an excerpt they published as well. In the interview, they discussed the balance between fiction and nonfiction in the book, the way that mental illness has been stigmatized throughout history, and the hopeful ending to Bedlam’s Door. You can read the full interview here.
An excerpt from Bedlam’s Door, “How the Ghost of Past Trauma Held the Key to One Man’s Madness,” was featured on Gizmodo. You can read the full excerpt, about a man who thought he was the “King of the Puerto Ricans,” here.
Bedlam’s Door was reviewed on the blog A Bookish Affair. You can read the full review here.
Margo Kelly reviewed Bedlam’s Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope, on her blog. She writes the following: “A terrific book for people studying psychology and for everyone interested in mental illness and the medical world. I highly recommend this book for its excellent writing and the glimpse it gives readers into the world of mental illness.” You can read her full review here.
Bedlam’s Door was reviewed on The Review Broads. Highlights included “I cannot say enough about informing yourselves to take out the fear and stigmata of mental illness. It is not a fault. It is a difficult and often treatable condition like any other” and “Kudos to Rubinstein for a delightfully readable and fascinating tome on patients he – and possibly you and I – have known.” You can read the full review here.