This book recapitulates the painful ordeal of parents trying to find help, as recently as the early 1980s, for an adolescent with schizophrenia, which recounts with harrowing detail the barriers, rebuffs, and professional mismanagement. But it also gives the natural history of a child who later became psychotic and the uneven trajectory of a serious mental illness, and it provides a real-life example of recovery. It shows the cyclical pattern of breakdown, remission, hope, relapse, and regained hope. Danny ultimately did recover, returned to university studies, and migrated to Florida, where he currently works on boats. He reportedly has been functional and nonsymptomatic for the past 20 years without medication.