The Great Pretender

The author was initially misdiagnosed as schizophrenic. Instead, she had autoimmune encephalitis, an organic brain disorder often called The Great Pretender for its ability to mimic the signs of psychiatric disease. Even though she was labeled as a mental patient for only a week, wondering what would have happened ifContinue Reading

Stop Being Reasonable

Society expects that people will use logic and reason to sway others to change their mind. However, Stop Being Reasonable argues that reason doesn’t work, which is why the country is so divided. Using several true stories, the author anecdotally tries to prove what changes minds. The stories encompass catcalling,Continue Reading

Art of Reading Minds

“All our thoughts [are] reflected in our bodies; the reverse is true as well.”—from the Art of Reading Minds. Reading minds is achieved by reading body language—no New Age mumbo-jumbo is necessary. This book can make you a body language expert. “You already do it, but you could do itContinue Reading

Savage Appetites

Psychological archetypes and crime fiction are melded in the true crime tales presented in Savage Appetites. The four tales here describe the mother of forensic science, who did not have a formal scientific background. Another tale describes a person fascinated by the Manson cult’s murder of Sharon Tate. The thirdContinue Reading