Books by Jeff Koob

Jeff Koob was born in Tokyo in 1948 and raised as an Army brat, living in SC, KS, GA, VA and CA before living in Vienna, Austria from1958-62. He attended high school in Columbus, GA. He graduated from The Citadel (Military College of SC) in 1970, with a BA in English and an Army commission. After four years as a lieutenant - three of them in Germany - he attended West GA College (now University of W. GA) and earned a Masters in psychology. He worked as a public sector psychologist for over thirty years, mostly at community mental health centers in AL and SC, but also at juvenile and adult prisons, and running a housing program for homeless mentally ill people in Columbia, SC. He has worked in a treatment program for juvenile sex offenders and in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment program, for persons diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. With his wife, Maria Madeo, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica (1991-3), assigned as the ward psychologist on the detox/rehab ward of the University Hospital of the West Indies. He also served as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer at Ground Zero in Manhattan, after the attacks on the World Trade Center. His last position before retiring in 2013 was as a ward psychologist on a locked ward at SC's largest psychiatric hospital. He continues to advocate for the rights of the mentally ill. Koob has written two books: TWO YEARS IN KINGSTON TOWN - A PEACE CORPS MEMOIR (iUniverse, 2002)) and AD NAUSEAM: HOW ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CHANGED EVERYTHING (iUniverse, 2015). He has a number of other works in various stages of gestation.


Ad Nauseam by Jeff Koob
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2015

" An illumination and critique of a commercial culture that distorts reality for gain.
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In this brief but smoldering tract, a psychologist deconstructs contemporary advertising as psychologically perverse, endlessly manipulative, deceitful, and ubiquitous. Read full book review >