Science Journalist Claudia Kalb on "Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities"

Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

andy warhol was a hoarder
Claudia KalbIn her highly acclaimed new book Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers fascinating insight into the maladies that plagued some of history’s most celebrated icons. Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists.

NPR author interview, 1/31-16

“With keen insight and a writerly flair, Claudia Kalb, one of the nations’s pre-eminent science journalists, has written a book that is at once profound and a great deal of fun. She takes us on an engrossing and original journey into the minds (and, yes, the madnesses) of some of history’s most intriguing figures. Kalb explores nothing less than the mysteries of genius and of individuality.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of American Lion

Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist specializing in science, health and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, Kalb has written hundreds of features on topics ranging from the science of memory to genetic testing. Her work has also been published in Smithsonian magazine, Scientific American and numerous other publications. 


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