Showing results by author "Lauren Slater"

Categories

All Categories

4 results
Sort by
    • Blue Dreams

    • By: Lauren Slater
    • Narrated by: Betsy Foldes Meiman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Blue Dreams offers the explosive story of the discovery, invention, people, and science behind our licensed narcotics, as told by a riveting writer and psychologist who shares her own intimate experience with the highs and lows of psychiatry's drugs. Lauren Slater's account ranges from the earliest, Thorazine and lithium, up through Prozac and other antidepressants, as well as Ecstasy, "magic mushrooms", the most cutting-edge memory drugs, and even neural implants. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • update on the state treatment for mental illness

    • By Anonymous User on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Opening Skinner's Box

    • Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
    • By: Lauren Slater
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Lauren Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, robotic reader

    • By Eva on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The $60,000 Dog

    • My Life with Animals
    • By: Lauren Slater
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    From the time she is nine years old and discovers a “Private Way” full of the wonderful and creepy creatures of the wild - spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and foxes - Lauren Slater finds in animals a refuge from the troubled life of her suburban home. As she matures, her bond with animals - raccoons, horses, swans, cats, and primarily, dogs - strengthens and grows more complex and compelling. They offer relief from the pain of her mother’s mental illness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who Comes First? Your Dog or Your Daughter?

    • By Susie on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Playing House

    • Notes of a Reluctant Mother
    • By: Lauren Slater
    • Narrated by: Abby Craden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater's rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. In these autobiographical pieces, Slater presents snapshots of domestic life, populating them with the gritty details and jarring realities of sharing home, life, and body in the curious institution called "family."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I expected more... the narrator was boring

    • By becky on 05-18-14

    Regular price: $19.95