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I would like to hear about his writing process
How did the knowledge that the family would potentially read this book affect how you wrote it. we're you careful about their feelings? Did you have to hold anything back?
What was the family's motivation to reach out to you?
how did family find you or did you find them
Bob: How did you gain access and trust with the family when reporting on such a sensitive topic? And, when telling the story of a family with so many different perspectives, how did you balance different accounts/versions of the truth when balancing the perspectives of so many different family members?
Any similarity between the use of the Galvins' DNA and the Henrietta Lacks story? Beryl Rosenstein
Allen Brown’s iPad
There is such a conflict in this disease about nature vs. nurture. Having found physiological differences in the brains of the sick boys, do you believe schizophrenia is inherited?
Amy Rosewater Halushka
how did you keep track of each character and how did you come up with the way of highlighting each family member at the start of each chapter
yes great question
Having 12 children is quite a lot. Why did the parents decide to have so many children? And did just the large number have a detrimental impact on getting the kids the help they needed
When is the movie coming out?
Thank you for making the science understandable to everyone.
When you write a book like this, how do you keep your perspective as the writer and not feel the weight of the subject matter?
Are you working on a new project?
Kim's Iphone5 (2)
how do you think the 60s age of Aquarius setting factored in as an environmental factor
Was there a psychiatric community with whom you could consult for the back ground and research on the disease to write about it?
What is the different between schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder
is the thinking now that there is not one diagnosis but a cluster of different illnesses….all within the spectrum of schizophrenia.
Jan K Guben
Reading the book was difficult at best, what was it like to meet with all of them and write it
can you talk about the next generation, the children of the 12, and how they are living with the legacy of this story of their family and their genetics?
this community asks such amazing, thoughtful questions!
was there some commonality between this book and Lost Girls that reflects your interests?
Thank you for doing this interview . I am a total fan of the book. I LOVED it. Brilliant, compelling and brings focus to the issues of this mental illness. Bravo to you Robert! Thank you.
Amy Rosewater Halushka
this zoom chat was fantastic!
Thank you Bob for this amazing talk!! You are a wonderful writer-
Thank you Bob. I couldn't wait to read the book and was not disappointed. It was riveting and kept me up way too many nights! O
This has been so interesting. Thank you so ,much!
Thank you! A terrific read.
Thank you so much for your time! This was great.
This has been amazing, thank you so much!
Terrific evening! Thanks to all.
thank you! so eager to read now. I loved Lost Girls.
Thank you Bob! A fantastic book. Be well.