Book Description: Hurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenbergâ€™s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sallyâ€™s sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the cityâ€™s most sweltering months. â€śI feel like Iâ€™m traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to,â€ť Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to herâ€“her mother and stepmother, her brother and grandmother, and, not least of all, the author himself. Among Greenbergâ€™s unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the listener in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.