A SALAMANDER'S TALE by Paul Steinberg

June 21, 2015

Paul Steinberg spoke about his book, A Salamander's Tale, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Steinberg is a sports psychiatrist and when his own health was threatened by cancer, he took both physical and spiritual routes to come to terms with his condition. Using the salamander’s extraordinary regenerative abilities as a kind of muse, Steinberg recounts how the diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer when he was just thirty-five led him to new perspectives on time, sex, the evolution of the human body, and mind-over-matter rituals such as walking on hot coals.

A Salamander's Tale: My Story of Regeneration?Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer By Paul Steinberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632205698
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Published: Skyhorse - April 21st, 2015

ACID TEST by Tom Shroder

September 10, 2014

Tom Shroder spoke about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday September 10, 2014.

It’s no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.

Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal By Tom Shroder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147516374
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Published: Plume - August 11th, 2015

RUN, DON'T WALK by Adele Levine

July 26, 2014

Adele Levine spoke about her book, Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at Politics & Prose on Saturday July 26, 2014.

Days at Walter Reed were intense, chaotic, consuming, and heartbreaking, but they were also filled with camaraderie and humor. Working in a glassed-in fishbowl gymnasium, Levine, her colleagues, and their combat-injured patients were on display at every moment to tour groups, politicians, and celebrities. Some would shudder openly at the sight—but inside the glass and out of earshot, the PTs and the patients cracked jokes, played pranks, and compared stumps. With dazzling storytelling, Run, Don’t Walk introduces a motley array of oddball characters including: Jim, a retired lieutenant-colonel who stays up late at night baking cake after cake, and the militant dietitian who is always after him; a surgeon who only speaks in farm analogies; a therapy dog gone rogue; —and Levine’s toughest patient, the wild, defiant Cosmo, who comes in with one leg amputated and his other leg shattered.

Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Courageous Life Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center By Adele Levine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781583335550
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Published: Avery - February 3rd, 2015