Author, Clyde Dee, wins in four categories to add to growing list of awards for his memoir about surviving a “Schizophrenia” diagnosis!
Clyde Dee, author of Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions (Outskirts Press,) was selected a multi-winner in the first annual (2016) Human Relations Indie Book Awards. He received the Director’s Choice Award for Outstanding Human Relations Life Adjustment Indie Book. He was also recognized as a Gold winner (Inspirational category), a Silver winner (Problem Solving category) and a Bronze winner (Self-Reflection/Memoir category).
The Human Relations Indie Book Awards were established in 2016 as a way to recognize indie authors who write on human relations topics. Indie authors from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines submitted books on topics ranging from self-help subjects to human relations memoirs that delve into both personal and professional subjects. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s human relations indie books were judged on book content, organization, presentation and the human relations message conveyed in the book.
Clyde Dee is an anonymous psychotherapist who writes under a pen name to preserve client privilege. His story spans the ten months that lead up the mental health worker’s “psychotic” break, the one and a half years he remained firmly rooted in a “delusional” state, and the story of his recovery. Revealing the realities of an urban section 8 housing complex, a rural state hospital, and the innards of “Schizophrenia” Clyde believes that the mob is following him and the only job that he can find is working at an suburban Italian Delicatessen. It takes him a year but he learns to make peace with the forces following him around.
The story has already won acclaim through the 2015 Book Viral Awards (ranking 8th out of over a thousand contestants) and the 2016 Readers Favorite Awards (honorable mention) is available on line at Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Outskirts Press.