Winnie: My Life in the Institution

Jamie Pastor Bolnick

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Winnie: My Life in the Institution

Winnie My Life in the Institution Winnie Sprockett was just six years old in when she was committed by her foster mother to a state institution for mentally retarded females where she remained most of her life Despite her isolat

  • Title: Winnie: My Life in the Institution
  • Author: Jamie Pastor Bolnick
  • ISBN: 9780979586125
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winnie Sprockett was just six years old in 1938 when she was committed by her foster mother to a state institution for mentally retarded females, where she remained most of her life Despite her isolation and some harsh and, in a few instances, cruel treatment, she grew into a compassionate and generous woman Among the remarkable things about Winnie, one stands out Winnie Sprockett was just six years old in 1938 when she was committed by her foster mother to a state institution for mentally retarded females, where she remained most of her life Despite her isolation and some harsh and, in a few instances, cruel treatment, she grew into a compassionate and generous woman Among the remarkable things about Winnie, one stands out though she received barely a fourth grade education in the institution, and her IQ was approximately that of a nine year old, she wrote her autobiography With the help of journalist Jamie Pastor Bolnick, Winnie tells a story that is both chilling and inspiring, a story that at times sounds unbelievable but is, according to public and medical records and those who knew her best, true.Published to widespread critical acclaim in 1985, and made into a beloved 1988 NBC Movie of the Week starring Meredith Baxter Birney and David Morse that continues to be seen to this day, it has been long out of print and almost impossible to find But after than twenty years, a new and revised paperback edition of Winnie My Life in the Institution is now available.

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    One thought on “Winnie: My Life in the Institution

    1. Jessica on said:

      I read this, I think twice, when I was young. Under 15. I remember it being an insightful and heartbreaking look into this woman's world. I would like to read it again.

    2. Abigail on said:

      I actually own a translated edition (9065902685). "Een Gekooide Vogel"; translated by E.A. Swart-Herkenhoff

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