From Beethoven to Woody Allen, from Leo Tolstoy to Charles Dickens and John Updike, here are artists on how they create (and avoid creating) their works. Writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, philosophers, caricaturists, comedians, poets, sculptors and scientists consider how they work in letters, diaries and interviews compiled and edited by Mason Currey.
Oliver Sacks investigates the types, physiological sources and cultural resonances of hallucinations, tracing everything from intoxication to the manifestations of injury and illness.
Prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, according to the authors, who analyze the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices.
A cardiologist and a science writer present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind, exploring how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist weaves together letters that highlight his childhood, career and why he became a biologist, in the hopes of inspiring today's young people into similar pursuits.
Through research and patient narratives, health writer Laurie Edwards explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness.
Combining personal stories and experiences with cutting edge research approaches, the author of Beautiful Boy describes a new way of treating substance addiction, as well as accompanying mental illnesses.