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Local author Mimi Baird reads from and discusses her striking new book HE WANTED THE MOON

Baird provides extraordinary new insight into mental illness in her new memoir

Though his research was tragically unacknowledged due to his own battle with the disorder, Dr. Perry Baird’s groundbreaking experiments suggested the biochemical root of manic depression years before it was more widely accepted. In HE WANTED THE MOON, Mimi draws on her father’s unpublished manuscript, which she discovered only many years after his death, to bring his harrowing battle with the disorder and groundbreaking research to their rightful place in medical history, providing an essential first-hand account of the internal experience of mental illness in the process, and a moving father-daughter memoir.

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