Welcome to the newest section of our arts and culture coverage: The MindSite News Review of Books. We’ll be bringing you the latest book reviews, recommendations, dispatches and author interviews about all things mental health from critics, authors and reporters. We also welcome ideas on new books to review – please write us at editor@mindsitenews.org with your thoughts and suggestions.

In today’s launch of our book review section, please enjoy reviews of The Distance Cure, Morningside Heights and Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness. Plus: An interview with award-winning professor and historian Jon Sadowsky of Case Western Reserve University about his book The Empire of Depression.

– Diana Hembree, Arts & Culture and Book Reviews Editor


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Diana Hembree, MS, is MindSite News co-founding editor. She is a health and science journalist who served as a senior editor at Time Inc. Health and its physician’s magazine, Hippocrates, for four years,...