Books by Eve Claxton

Released: March 27, 2018

"A poignantly compelling memoir about family, mental health, and revisiting the past."
A public relations executive tells the story of her once-glamorous mother's decline into mental illness. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"For Mimi Baird, the book serves as closure; for general readers, it's a sobering account of how little we knew and how much we still have to learn about mental illness—especially how not to treat it."
The author was 6 in 1944 when her father, Perry Baird, was remanded to Westborough State Hospital in Massachusetts, diagnosed with manic-depressive psychosis and disappearing from her life. Here, she reconstructs the past in a moving, melancholy memoir. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A valuable, uplifting book that goes to show it only takes one person with a laser-sharp focus and a determination to confront all obstacles to make an enormous difference."
The extraordinary tale of one man's journey from the towers of Madison Avenue to the cave dwellings of China and beyond, bringing hope and joy to more than 700,000 disfigured children and their families. Read full book review >