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Blending memoir with literary journalism, Sarah Fawn Montgomery’s Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir examines America’s history of mental illness treatment to challenge contemporary narratives about mental health. Investigating the construction of mental illness as a “female” malady, Montgomery exposes the ways current attitudes towards women and their bodies influence madness. Montgomery’s Quite Mad is one woman’s story, but it offers a beacon of hope and truth for the millions of individuals living with mental illness, and issues a warning about the danger of diagnosis and the complex definition of sanity.