Books by Lauren Slater

Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A highly compelling, only occasionally overstated assessment of the role of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of mental health issues."
A history and personal exploration of psychotropic drugs and medical procedures for treating mental illness and depression. Read full book review >
PLAYING HOUSE by Lauren Slater
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A fiercely, lyrically honest memoir."
A psychologist and nonfiction writer's frank meditations on how she formed a family and learned to love the people in her life. Read full book review >
THE $60,000 DOG by Lauren Slater
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Beautifully written, and not just for animal lovers."
Slater (Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas, 2005, etc.) shares her thoughts and feelings about animals in a revealing, often surprising memoir. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2005

"Strange, puzzling, yet somehow forcefully compelling."
Memoirist and psychologist Slater (Opening Skinner's Box, 2004, etc.) explores the fairy tale. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2004

"Astonishing stories full of quirky personalities, told with wit and warmth."
Vivid, insightful account of the experiments that changed the field of psychology in the last century. Read full book review >
PROZAC DIARY by Lauren Slater
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Heartfelt but never mawkish; eloquent but never slick; a lyrical account of a drug that has caused mounds of controversy. (Author tour)"
A perceptive and articulate young psychologist's revealing memoir of ten years on Prozac, with all its blessings and curses. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In both, eloquent young psychologists reveal their private miseries and their concerns about the therapeutic process. (First serial to Harper's; author tour)"
A young psychologist's deeply moving stories about her patients—stories that turn out to be astonishingly revealing about the author's psyche. Read full book review >