Publisher description for Divine madness : ten stories of creative struggle / Jeffrey A. Kottler.


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Dramatic stories of famous artists who suffered emotional turmoil in their quest for success and survival In this engaging story of the emotional origins of creativity, Jeffrey Kottler writes about the dramatic and tragic lives of such genius artists as Judy Garland, Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, Brian Wilson, Lenny Bruce, Mark Rothko, and others. In each case, he writes a fascinating personal story that also analyzes how each of these exceptional women and men struggled to overcome their emotional hardships, and how their psychological issues impacted their lives and work, as well as their great productivity and success. Jeffrey Kottler, PhD (Fullerton, CA), is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton, and author or coauthor of 60 books, including the New York Times bestseller The Last Victim (0-446-52340-2) with Jason Moss.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mental illness -- Case studies.
Mental illness -- Anecdotes.
Genius and mental illness -- Anecdotes.
Art and mental illness -- Anecdotes.
Insanity -- Anecdotes.