Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

Author: A.J. Lees

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1910749109

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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A fascinating account by one of the world's leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research.

Mentored by a Madman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912559121

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Page: 192

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Tales From A Mad Man’s Wife

Author: Marilyn Miller Skylar

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457524198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 1658


Take a behind-the-scenes look at a real advertising "Mad Man" typical of the postwar era of peace and prosperity. After heeding his nation's call to duty and serving in the Air Force in World War II, David Skylar entered the University of Missouri's journalism school, vowing to become a newspaper reporter. Although he experienced success on the Columbia Missourian staff, David didn't find his true calling until the biggest ad agency between Chicago and New York signed him as a freelance writer. The passionate writer soon proved his worth and dove headlong into advertising and public relations. The fast-paced business, which came into its own in the 1940s to 1960s, brought fame and fortune to the young man, known as "the Green Hornet" by his employees for his creativity and craftiness. From his agency vice presidency at just 33 years old to discovering Liberace's musical talent and putting it to use in a successful bank sponsorship to becoming a newspaper publisher, this memoir reveals David's incredible coast-to-coast career. As well as being the brains behind numerous campaigns, he devoted himself to charity work and became a confidant to mayors, senators, judges, and governors.