The Insanity Hoax Receives First Honor


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The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius, by our senior reviewer and columnist Dr. Judith Schlesinger, has just been chosen as a “new and “notable book" by the prestigious and long-running Skeptical Inquirer, “the magazine for science and reason."

The book was chosen because it effectively challenges one of society's most unreasonable and unscientific notions: that creativity and mental disorder are always bundled together. The Insanity Hoax is the first book to comprehensively demonstrate that great talent does not require great suffering.

Read the book excerpt at All About Jazz: “Why it's so easy for jazz musicians to be diagnosed “bipolar."

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