By Kris Ralston
Take a peek inside the mind of a schizophrenic. You may get scared. You might get angry, excited, or even shed some tears. But one thing is certain, the roller-coaster of emotions felt when reading “Sending in the Clowns,” by Kris Ralston, is nothing compared to what this author has experienced in her real life. Ralston’s battle with paranoid schizophrenia enables her to write about the disease from firsthand experience. “Sending in the Clowns” delves into a schizophrenic’s life as she copes with her condition through a maze of events experienced by multiple personalities, each emerging to protect one another. Through it all, she learns that no matter what, everyone is worthy of God’s love. “Sending in the Clowns” grasps the enormous complexity of a very frightening disease and reveals that the enigmatic mind of a schizophrenic is a mystery that will never be solved.