Tag Archives: Salman Rushdie

Listening to Prozac after twenty years

Twenty years ago I read a bestselling book by psychiatrist Peter Kramer called Listening to Prozac. When the book was published, Prozac was a relatively new drug, having been released by Eli Lilly in 1987. Kramer’s book caused a sensation … Continue reading

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Reasons you don’t want to be an elite runner

This post isn’t for everyone. It’s my reaction to what I see as an overly simplified worship of elite athletes in our society, and an obsession with fitness and appearance that goes beyond physical and mental health. I see people … Continue reading

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Exposure: secrets and stories

A few days ago someone asked me to remove one of my posts from this blog because he thought what I wrote would be damaging to his professional reputation. I had been careful in writing this post to respect his privacy … Continue reading

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