Jamie Pastor Bolnick

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"A shocking and sometimes mordantly funny narrative of struggle and survivalů.."
--Publisher's Weekly
"The remarkable book based on a mildly retarded orphan's own account of her life in an institution."
--Redbook Magazine

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Now available for the first time in paperback -- revised, expanded, and redesigned

In addition to the complete text of the first edition and new introductory material, this new edition contains:

- Facsimiles of pages from Winnie's own notebook
- Excerpts from interviews with two of Winnie's social workers

The cover is a full-color facsimile of Winnie's own notebook, with the title in Winnie's handwriting and a photo of Winnie as a teenager.

Winnie: My Life in the Institution has been translated into Dutch, and was excerpted in Redbook magazine and New York Newsday Sunday Magazine. In 1988 it was made into an NBC-TV Movie of the Week starring Meredith Baxter and David Morse.


Now in paperback

Living at the Edge of the World is now available in paperback.

Living at the Edge of the World has been translated into Norwegian, Japanese, and Chinese, and was excerpted in Interview magazine and The New York Daily News.

It was recently adapted for the theater by actress Rachel Morgan, who performed her one-woman show titled "The Most Beautiful High" in Chicago in late 2012. See sidebar for details.

New: Available on Kindle and Nook on August 18, 2015
The searing stage adaptation of "Living at the Edge of the World" At Chicago's Stage 773 -- November and December 2012