Books by Lauren Slater

PLAYING HOUSE by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
PSYCHOLOGY
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2002

"Thoughtful and unsentimental, with just a few well-earned warm and fuzzy moments, and particularly encouraging for those taking similar medication who are contemplating pregnancy."
From practicing psychologist and noted memoirist Slater (Prozac Diary, 1998, etc.), an unflinchingly honest and evocative account of her decision to have a baby—and its consequences. Read full book review >
PROZAC DIARY by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

A perceptive and articulate young psychologist's revealing memoir of ten years on Prozac, with all its blessings and curses. Read full book review >

WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY by Lauren Slater
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

A young psychologist's deeply moving stories about her patients—stories that turn out to be astonishingly revealing about the author's psyche. Slater's first book focuses on the early days of her career, when she worked with chronic schizophrenics at an East Boston mental institution. Read full book review >