My Only Friends Are Crazy: A Psychologist's Journey by Don Miller
Approx. 121,800 words.
Published on July 8, 2013.
In the late fifties, a psychology intern seeks insight against a backdrop of Venice California beatniks. Don Miller cycles through multiple settings in the late 50s, including three institutions in which he interned, Beatnik Venice, UCLA, the parties and his several loves. Always in trouble, from the Army to UCLA Don Miller tries to understand why normal people avoid him (and bore him).