“Enthralling … graceful and well-paced … will surely be requisite reading”—Mitch Horowitz, Washington Post
“A fascinating and accessible reassessment of a pivotal political moment…”—Darren Dochuk, University of Notre Dame
“… tells the story of Peale’s rise and fall crisply and without malice, even when Peale is at his more-huckster-than-minister gauchest.”—Ray Olson, Booklist
“Erudite and highly readable”—Victorian Studies
“… returns us to [a time] when the absence of God was a new idea”—Michael Miner, The Chicago Reader
“… argue[s that] the explosion of questioning in the Victorian era transformed the idea of doubt from a sin or lapse to necessary exploration”—Julia Baird, New York Times
Interviews: ABC News.com, NBC News, MSNBC.
Winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing (France 2010), now in six translations.
“Well-researched”—Elsa Dixler, New York Times Book Review
“Well-written and incendiary”—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
“… features the manipulations that promoted social anxiety disorder to a national emergency”—Frederick Crews, New York Review of Books
“If you’re not already concerned about the over-medicalization of our mental lives, you will be”—BBC Focus
Interviews: BBC News, TIME, New York Times, NPR.