THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

My sincere thanks to everyone for helping Chasing Backwards have a successful debut.

I’d now like to introduce my new novella, The Man with a Microphone in his Ear.

It is July, 1969 at PGH (Philadelphia General Hospital), an ancient psychiatric fortress. Enter the world of psychiatry through the eyes of a 1st year psychiatric resident on his first day of training on the locked inpatient unit.

A psychotic, paranoid man smashes a piano stool, and using the legs as bludgeoning propellers, tries to attack everyone in his path. He is eventually controlled and placed in leather restraints.

The next day, much to the horror of the clueless resident, this dangerous man becomes his first patient. Learning about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders and Paranoid States is the easy part. Overcoming his own fear and how to talk to a psychotic person is something that he’ll never forget and will shape his entire psychiatric career.

The Man with a Microphone in his Ear is available for all eBooks.


Art Smukler

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10 thoughts on “THE MAN WITH A MICROPHONE IN HIS EAR, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

  1. I loved this novella! It gave me insights into the chaotic world of those suffering from mental illness and the personal challenges facing physicians who try to help them. More like this one, please. I can hardly wait for the next book


  2. Dear Art –
    You are to be congratulated for your perseverance, talent, and dedication. You are indeed an inspiration for all of the “wanna be published” writers out there!


  3. The price was too low to pass up! But I would have bought it anyway. Someday, I can say I knew you before the Pulitzer!!!


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