Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder

Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder

Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

Book - 2016
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Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781426214660
Branch Call Number: 616.8900922 Kal
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Sep 18, 2017

This book is the perfect gift for the abnormal psychology fan in your life. Claudia Kalb, a writer who specializes in medicine, health, and science, looks at mental health conditions through the lives of 12 historical figures. Using historical records, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), and interviews with mental health providers, she delves into lives as diverse as Marilyn Monroe, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and Betty Ford. You'll have to read the book to find out who had depression, who had borderline personality disorder, who had anxiety disorder, and who had an addiction to alcohol and drugs. You'll never look at history with the same eyes again.

Nov 08, 2016

As a lover of biographies, I really enjoyed this book because it gave me an opportunity to peek into the lives of personalities I normally wouldn't have chosen to read about. Personal eccentricities are what make people interesting and so I did not take much stock in the analysis of mental disorders the author expounds, which was the least favorite parts of the book. Otherwise it was an enjoyable and easy read - great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

stewaroby Jun 08, 2016

Once over lightly and then some. If you're looking for insights into the personalites profiled you're looking in the wrong place. But worth a flick.

Mar 03, 2016

These are definitely not great personalities. They are for the most part celebrities who had mental problems. Nicely written but very light weight material here...


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Sep 18, 2017

" A princess is idealized as beautiful, glittery, and perfect, not prone to mental health disorders. Isolated and feeling gravely misunderstood, Diana found solace by turning inward."

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