When I first met journalist Ed Orzechowski in one of my classes, his book project fascinated me. It wasn't an easy task to write a true story about a patient at the infamous Belchertown institution. But Ed persevered. You'll Like It Here, the true story of Donald Vitkus, patient #3394, is being released this month from Levellers Press. I asked Ed to share some of the process of building a book on someone else's true--and horrific--story.
Interview with author Ed Orzechowski
What's your background as a writer?
You're invited to meet Ed and Donald at the book launch on Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m. at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street, Florence MA 01062. You can purchase the book here.