Why was Charles Darwin wracked with terrible nausea? Was Abraham Lincoln sad or clinically depressed? Did Albert Einstein have autism? In her highly acclaimed new narrative, Andy Warhol Was a
Why was Charles Darwin wracked with terrible nausea? Was Abraham Lincoln sad or clinically depressed? Did Albert Einstein have autism? In her highly acclaimed new narrative, Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great personalities (National Geographic Books, 2016) esteemed journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers fascinating insight into the maladies that plagued some of history’s most celebrated icons.
Filled with intriguing revelations, vivid storytelling and sharp insight, this compelling narrative presents a fresh look at characters who dazzled society and continue to engage the public long after their time, offering a unique lens through which to better understand mental health. Using historical records, scientific reports, and interviews with leading medical experts, biographers and sociologists, Kalb meticulously examines the complex minds of 12 fascinating men and women including Marilyn Monroe, Fyodor Dostoevsky or George Gershwin.
Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist specializing in science, health, and medicine. Formerly a senior editor at Newsweek, her work has been published in Smithsonian magazine, the Scientific American, and numerous other publications. She lives in Alexandria, VA.
Claudia will join in conversation with Lauren Silverman, the Health, Science and Technology reporter/blogger for KERA News.
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