As the subtitle indicates, this book is intended for people who have a sibling, parent, or partner suffering from a mental illness. When Madness Comes Home was stimulated by the severe, chronic mental illness of the author's sister. It is well written and extensively researched. I appreciate the frequent notes and the lengthy bibliography. In preparation for writing the book, the author, who is a journalist and lecturer, interviewed 75 siblings or offspring of mentally ill persons, dozens of parents, 15 persons with mentally ill spouses, and others. The results provide some very interesting reading. But something is not right.