The part that covers the period between April 3 and May 15, 1962, which is titled "The Hillside Diary," is the least interesting of the three parts. The reader is told to expect a diary that provides insight into care and treatment in the 1960s. I thought the diary failed to do so. It reads much more like an almost blow-by-blow portrayal of a dreary life described in exquisite detail, including what Robert ate for meals, whom he did or did not talk to, and what activities he participated in. Unfortunately, and much to my disappointment, Robert's account of his own life in state hospitals is much less interesting than his brother's account of the same thing.