Nuthouse

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MEMOIR

1960s & '70s

Rick Ryan

Logline

The year is 1970. The "Summer of Love" was only three years before. The "Woodstock Generation" is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital...the men's section of Pima Ward..."Psycho Central." Only fourteen months earlier, Ridley woke up in restraints on the floor of the Phoenix Police Station, battered and beaten by two hits of green double-dome acid...his mind hung out to dry on Main Street in Hell. Now he's in charge of a whole ward of patients who are clinging to reality...just as he is himself. What he finds behind the walls of the State Mental Hospital is much more than he expected...a doorway to something far greater than his fragile and fractured eighteen-year-old mind could ever imagine...

Genre

Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Phoenix, Arizona

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

The year is 1970. The "Summer of Love" was only three years before. The "Woodstock Generation" is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital...the men's section of Pima Ward..."Psycho Central." Only fourteen months earlier, Ridley woke up in restraints

Ending Description

Protagonist comes to self-realization about his life and goals.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Mike Ridley

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Faithful, Funny, Masculine, Visionary, Empathetic, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Taza

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Crazy, Educated, Honorable, Engaging, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Adventurous, Complex, Empathetic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Romantic, Modest, Secretive, Underdog, Visionary, Beautiful, Faithful, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Aimee

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Lone Wolf, Naive, Beautiful, Selfless, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Obedient, Adventurous, Charming, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Pete

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Blunt, Crazy, Masculine, Adventurous, Aggressive, Funny, Manipulative, Underdog

Logline

The year is 1970. The "Summer of Love" was only three years before. The "Woodstock Generation" is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital...the men's section of Pima Ward..."Psycho Central." Only fourteen months earlier, Ridley woke up in restraints on the floor of the Phoenix Police Station, battered and beaten by two hits of green double-dome acid...his mind hung out to dry on Main Street in Hell. Now he's in charge of a whole ward of patients who are clinging to reality...just as he is himself. What he finds behind the walls of the State Mental Hospital is much more than he expected...a doorway to something far greater than his fragile and fractured eighteen-year-old mind could ever imagine...

Short Summary

The year is 1970. The "Summer of Love" was only three years before. The "Woodstock Generation" is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital...the men's section of Pima Ward..."Psycho Central." Only fourteen months earlier, Ridley woke up in restraints


Protagonist comes to self-realization about his life and goals.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mike Ridley

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Faithful, Funny, Masculine, Visionary, Empathetic, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Underdog

Character 1

Name: Taza

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Crazy, Educated, Honorable, Engaging, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Adventurous, Complex, Empathetic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Romantic, Modest, Secretive, Underdog, Visionary, Beautiful, Faithful, Masculine

Character 2

Name: Aimee

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Lone Wolf, Naive, Beautiful, Selfless, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Obedient, Adventurous, Charming, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Character 3

Name: Pete

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Blunt, Crazy, Masculine, Adventurous, Aggressive, Funny, Manipulative, Underdog

Supplemental Materials

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