A compelling and engaging story that shines much-needed light into a dark corner of modern society.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies
The inspiration for the PBS series Mysterious of Mental Illness, Shrinks brilliantly tells the “astonishing” story of psychiatry’s origins, demise, and redemption.
Natalie Angier, New York Times Book Review
A chatty, expert, sometimes scathing but ultimately upbeat account of the history of psychiatry.
Matthew Hutson, Washington Post
Lieberman isn’t another muckraker trolling the profession…He tells this history in engaging and authoritative detail.
Julia M. Klein, Boston Globe
A lucid popular history…At once skeptical and triumphalist. It shows just how far psychiatry has come.