Saturday, January 05, 2013

Cracking Up: Books and Authors on Sanity - To the Best of Our Knowledge


This week on To the Best of Our KnowledgeKevin DuttonSusannah CahalanOliver Sacks, and Daniel Smith are guests and interviewees, discussing sanity and their most recent books on the subject. For what it's worth, Oliver Sacks' Hallucinations is one of my favorite books of 2012.

Top Image: "Cracking Up," by snikstencilstuff (at deviantART)

This week's books:




Hallucinations
(Oliver Sacks)

Cracking Up

Cracking Up Image: Visual Artist Frank Bonilla via: flickr
Interviewer(s): Jim Fleming, Steve Paulson, Anne Strainchamps
Guest(s): Kevin Dutton, Susannah Cahalan, Oliver Sacks, Daniel SmithProducer(s): Doug Gordon 
01.06.2013 
"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."-- Rita Mae Brown 

1. KEVIN DUTTON ON "THE WISDOM OF PSYCHOPATHS"
Listen - DownloadKevin Dutton talks about his book, "The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success." 
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2. SUSANNAH CAHALAN ON "BRAIN ON FIRE"
Listen - DownloadSusannah Cahalan talks about her book, "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness." 
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3. DANIEL SMITH ON "MONKEY MIND"
Listen - DownloadDaniel Smith talks about his book, "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety." 
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4. OLIVER SACKS ON "HALLUCINATIONS"
Listen - DownloadNeurologist Oliver Sacks talks about his new book, "Hallucinations." 
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INCIDENTAL MUSIC:Lose YourselfPower, Seduction, CriesFyt (It'll End In Tears (Remastered), This Mortal Coil)Things Were Going So WellEnchanted, Karma (Karma, Delerium)
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