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As someone who suffered with CFS/ME in my teens and 20s this book offends me. No ambitious young person wants to be laid low with a life destroying sickness like this. Read morePublished 4 months ago by singingcapybara
Not the best book on the subject. It's mostly personal narratives.Published 7 months ago by Sally Davis
A fun read and more truth to it than people will accept. Many will hate it, and you'll see who they are and why they hate when you read it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by sparagmos
Although I agree with the conclusions of the book her arguments were not stated is a strong way. Many were just a rehash of some of the most outlandish cases, cases referred to as... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by T. Dreiling
If you want a laugh, I recommend reading Showalter's latest article in a comedy magazine called the Journal of Literary Criticism of Immunology. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by Justin Reilly, JD
Dr. Showalter's book is a well thought out critique of the "Medicalization of Human Distress." One does not need to look very far into the medical literature to find that many... Read morePublished on June 19, 2005 by Joe Walsh
While obviously more of an anecdotal examination than a scientific study, Elaine Showalter's presentation about various (in her estimation) hysterical manifestations is enjoyable,... Read morePublished on October 12, 2004 by J. Reynolds
Hystories, by Elaine Showalter, is elegantly written and enthralling. Showalter presents a clear and engaging history of hysteria as social phenomenom and medical curiousity. Read morePublished on August 26, 2002 by Carol Bardelli and Jerry Bardelli
Interesting read, although a little bit fuzzy in focus.
Ms. Showalter treats these subjects with compassion and intelligence, and it is not suprising to see the hysterical... Read more