Randal, Randal, Burning Bright
A MEMOIR

Randal, Randal Burning Bright is the tale of Randal Doering, a web developer who slowly grows sick in the mind and starts hearing voices in what will become full-blown schizoaffective disorder. He can no longer work, quickly runs out of money and becomes homeless. Living out of his car, he leaves Wisconsin as winter approaches and heads south, eventually ending up in Las Vegas. Things get worse when the car is impounded by the police, and Mr. Doering flees to the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the dead of winter. Eventually a police officer directs him to a center for the mentally ill. Given medication for his illness, Mr. Doering makes a slow recovery from his condition, until he is ready to reintegrate into society and start anew.