"In this original and passionate work, Judith takes on one of the great Western myths and serves up her painstaking research with equal portions of wit, wisdom and criticism. An emancipatory book." - David Cohen, PhD, Professor of Social Work, and Distinguished Tocqueville-Fulbright Chair, Florida International University
"Fascinating, insightful, and surprisingly funny." - Chris Brubeck, "fairly sane and highly functional" jazz musician and classical composer.
"In her skillful and entertaining dissection of the myth, Schlesinger deconstructs the pseudoscience used to support it, while illuminating the deep cultural functions that this myth can serve for society and the geniuses themselves." - Stuart A. Kirk, DSW, coauthor of The Selling of DSM
, Making Us Crazy
, and the forthcoming Mad Science
About the Author
Judith Schlesinger, PhD has spent her entire life marveling at creativity and surrounding herself with others who cherish it. Psychologist, psychotherapist, author, educator, musician, jazz critic, and producer, she believes that genius should be celebrated, not diagnosed.