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In the Matter of Edwin Potter: Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Reform

“In the Matter of Edwin Potter” (IMOEP) becomes a page-turner that is both heart-thumping and engrossing as it explores the unsettling truth of schizophrenia and the urgent need for an open dialogue regarding mental illness in today’s society. Based on the author’s personal experience, this book inspires, transforms, and educates anyone who comes across it.

David Geiger, a proud resident of New Jersey, has made a lasting home in the state alongside his loving wife and two grown children. His academic achievements shine through his distinguished career as an electrical engineer, holding a bachelor’s degree with honors and a master’s degree from the esteemed Stevens Institute of Technology. Possessing a professional license from the State of New Jersey, Geiger dedicated two decades of his life as an engineer with Con Edison in the bustling heart of New York City.

Despite the challenges he faces, Geiger’s indomitable spirit shines through as he courageously battles schizophrenia. Since 2001, he has achieved full remission, experiencing a life free from the burdensome symptoms of the illness. Through his multifaceted journey, David Geiger exemplifies resilience, intellect, and an unyielding passion for both self-expression and the betterment of society.

Drawing inspiration from real events (while altering all names), IMOEP is an autobiographical account that delves into the gripping tale of Edwin Potter, a man afflicted with schizophrenia. Tragically, he commits a heinous act by taking the life of his wife, ultimately leading to a high-stakes trial where his very existence hangs in the balance. Unanimously declared Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Edwin embarks on a lifelong path of healing, determined to reclaim his position as a respected professional and an invaluable contributor to society. Throughout this poignant narrative, he grapples with his illness and tirelessly strives to reintegrate himself into a world that once seemed beyond his grasp.

Undoubtedly, this book would definitely direct us toward a new perspective. The other reviewers are correct in their assessment of this book. I wouldn’t be shocked if this book gets a lot of attention. You’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t buy this book.

Purchase the Book Today on Amazon.

Author:  David Geiger

Page Count: 429

Reviewer: Daisy Thomas

Review Posted Online: May 25, 2023

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