We are aware of a communication issue between our catalog and OverDrive. No holds or checkouts have been lost. In the meantime, use the OverDrive site, Libby (recommended) or the OverDrive app.

January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
Crown/Archetype 2012
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
08/07/2012
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307719102
ASIN:
B0058Z4NK0
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection22
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Michael Schofield. (2012). January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her. Crown/Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Michael Schofield. 2012. January First: A Child's Descent Into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her. Crown/Archetype.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Michael Schofield, January First: A Child's Descent Into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her. Crown/Archetype, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Michael Schofield. January First: A Child's Descent Into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her. Crown/Archetype, 2012. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
d317ecfa-0b90-32e0-ed43-9fe48ccb5260
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 23, 2014 15:57:35
Date Updated:
Jun 15, 2019 07:43:47
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 15, 2019 09:29:39
Last Metadata Change:
May 09, 2019 19:34:03
Last Availability Check:
Jun 15, 2019 09:29:44
Last Availability Change:
May 28, 2019 23:01:46

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/013/C76/5A/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/013/C76/5A/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307719102
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B0058Z4NK0
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307719102
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0307719081
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Michael Schofield
title
January First
dateAdded
2012-08-06T14:01:06.4-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=769313
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893
sortTitle
January First A Childs Descent into Madness and Her Fathers Struggle to Save Her
crossRefId
769313
subtitle
A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
id
013c765a-8723-4340-b0fe-a173fc40b9fe
starRating
4.1

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2274035
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307719102
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 08/07/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/013/C76/5A/JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B0058Z4NK0
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 08/07/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/013/C76/5A/JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307719102
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 204866
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 08/07/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/013/C76/5A/JanuaryFirstAChildsDescentintoMadness9780307719102.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: family
      • value: relationships
      • value: Biography
      • value: health
      • value: Anxiety
      • value: recovery
      • value: parenting
      • value: mindfulness
      • value: Special Needs
      • value: autobiographies
      • value: Neuroscience
      • value: medical books
      • value: schizophrenia
      • value: mental health
      • value: children
      • value: Child Development
      • value: Death
      • value: Autobiography
      • value: autism
      • value: OCD
      • value: discipline
      • value: Memoirs
      • value: Drama
      • value: psychology
      • value: attachment
      • value: biographies
      • value: Medicine
      • value: wellness
      • value: psych
      • value: Medical
      • value: memoir
      • value: Attachments
      • value: parenting books
      • value: biographies and memoirs
      • value: parenting book
      • value: medicine books
      • value: biographies of famous people
      • value: relationship books
      • value: child anxiety
      • value: memoir books
      • value: autobiography books
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Schofield, Michael
      • bioText: MICHAEL SCHOFIELD teaches writing courses at California State University, Northridge. He keeps a blog of his family's journey through Janni's schizophrenia at www.janisjourney.org.
      • name: Michael Schofield
imprint
Broadway Books
publishDate
2012-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
January First
fullDescription

Michael Schofield's daughter January is at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren't the imaginary friends that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught in the conflict between our world and their world, a place she calls Calalini. Some of these hallucinations, like "24 Hours," are friendly and some, like "400 the Cat" and "Wednesday the Rat," bite and scratch her until she does what they want. They often tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother.

At six years old, January Schofield, "Janni," to her family, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, one of the worst mental illnesses known to man. What's more, schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe in children than in adults and in January's case, doctors say, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her.

A New York Times bestseller, January First captures Michael and his family's remarkable story in a narrative that forges new territory within books about mental illness. In the beginning, readers see Janni's incredible early potential: her brilliance, and savant-like ability to learn extremely abstract concepts. Next, they witnesses early warning signs that something is not right, Michael's attempts to rationalize what's happening, and his descent alongside his daughter into the abyss of schizophrenia. Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke their family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a life for Janni filled with moments of happiness.

A compelling, unsparing and passionate account, January First vividly details Schofield's commitment to bring his daughter back from the edge of insanity. It is a father's soul-baring memoir of the daily struggles and challenges he and his wife face as they do everything they can to help Janni while trying to keep their family together.



From the Hardcover edition.
popularity
300
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/013c765a-8723-4340-b0fe-a173fc40b9fe/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
013c765a-8723-4340-b0fe-a173fc40b9fe
starRating
4.1
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/013/C76/5A/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/013/C76/5A/{013C765A-8723-4340-B0FE-A173FC40B9FE}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Family & Relationships
      • value: Medical
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
08/07/2012
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0307719081
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

Michael Schofield's daughter January is at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren't the imaginary friends that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught in the conflict between our world and their world, a place she calls Calalini. Some of these hallucinations, like "24 Hours," are friendly and some, like "400 the Cat" and "Wednesday the Rat," bite and scratch her until she does what they want. They often tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother.

At six years old, January Schofield, "Janni," to her family, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, one of the worst mental illnesses known to man. What's more, schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe in children than in adults and in January's case, doctors say, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her.

A New York Times...

sortTitle
January First A Childs Descent into Madness and Her Fathers Struggle to Save Her
crossRefId
769313
subtitle
A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
publisher
Crown/Archetype
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.