One Public Defender's Journey to Mental Health

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Former attorney and writer Zack McDermott talks about his new book Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love. McDermott, who is bipolar, tells the story of his descent into psychosis at age 26 and his desperate, poignant, often hilarious struggle to claw his way back to sanity. It's a journey that took him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to his tough, big-hearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird.

This segment is guest hosted by Jami Floyd.

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