For those who love memoirs, we recommend "Beauty is Therapy," by Earl Steele and his granddaughter Kristen Hains. This paperback is an easy read and includes some wonderful personal insights. It is published by Kris' business, Delani & Co.
Here's what Judy's Book has to say about it:
"If anyone has ever held a stigma towards the psychiatric institutions of yesteryear I highly advise that you READ this book! 'Beauty is Therapy' will certainly dispel many of the myths that are associated with them. Earl Steele invites us to share in his personal experiences at Traverse City State Hospital where he followed in his father's footsteps and becameHead of the Garden and Floral departments.
He reveals the softer side of internal activities between the patients and the staff. Kristen's wording holds your attention and makes one beg for more. I could not put this book down once I began to read."
The paperback is always available at Gallery Fifty and costs 10.95. Call for more information or to have a copy sent to you, 231-932-0775.