Sandy Allen had always been aware of the family's hermit uncle, Bob, who lived in the California desert. Out of the blue, a long handwritten manuscript landed on Sandy's desk.
It was Bob's autobiographical tale of his life with schizophrenia. Sandy polished up the work into a book called A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia.
The author worked to translate the often incomprehensible work into a rare portrait of mental illness from the inside.
Sandy Allen visits.