This is story of Paulie Cooper, a former med student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia and loses 18 years of her life due to the sickness. After her release from a mental ward Paulie struggles to rebuild her life with help from doctors, nurses and a new experimental medicine drug that would help aid her back to health. She spends the rest of her life re-adjusting to life outside of the institution and to a world that had misunderstood and shunned her. Written by
She struggled with mental illness for a big part of her life. Now, she has to find her way back to the years she lost.
Did You Know?
In an attempt to improvise the "walk" of a homeless indigent, Diana Ross
discreetly placed an orange between her skirted thighs and proceeded to hobble along on cue. The effort required to keep the concealed orange in place without using her hands, effected a gait so uncanny that Ross's director, Larry Elikann
, later quizzed her about how she walked the "walk." According to Ross, herself, as related to the audience on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994) (19 February 2006), she never did disclose the simplicity of her little ruse. See more
[Reading to a group of children
Hubert was a very mixed-up caterpillar. He thought he was a moustache. Of course it's plain to see why. When Hubert was at a party, he was always left alone. Because, when he was introduced as Herbert the caterpillar, he would reply, proudly:I'm not a caterpillar, I'm a moustache.