“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.
“Enthralling … graceful and well-paced … requisite reading”—Mitch Horowitz, Washington Post
“… 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
“Lane has done impressive archival research on Peale…. [T]he book is thoughtful and makes for interesting reading”—CHOICE
Interviews: CNN, TIME, POLITICO, Gotham Center for NYC History.
“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.