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Why does Jamison choose to write this book on recovery from both the singular and first-person plural?

In recovery, Jamison discovered a community that resisted what she had always been taught growing up about stories: that they had to be unique to matter. Jamison chose to write this book on recovery from both the singular and first-person plural because she wanted to capture the shift in her thinking from someone who was self-concerned and egocentric to someone who accepted that they were part of the larger picture, and how this change in attitude is crucial to the recovery process. For Jamison, nothing about the recovery process was singular. She feels the need to use the first-person plural because her entire recovery depended upon her immersion in the lives of others. It was only by spending times in archives and interviews, reading books like Infinite Jest and Raymond...

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