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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY GIVE A THUMBS UP

". . . Watters builds a powerful case. He argues convincingly that cultural differences belie any sort of western template for diagnosing and treating mental illness, and that the rapid spread of American culture threatens our very understanding of the human mind. . . "

SHELF AWARENESS SPOTLIGHTS CRAZY LIKE US

Ethan Watters stirs up one controversy after another in this provocative study of mental illness diagnosis and treatment in cultures other than our own. In the best investigative reporting tradition . . .

BOOKPAGE RECOMMENDS CRAZY LIKE US

. . . The provocative thesis and the exhaustive research behind Watters’ examples makes Crazy Like Us worthy of consideration as we grapple to understand the impact of globalization—even if it is just a state of mind.

TIME MAGAZINE RECOMMENDS A "READ" FOR CRAZY LIKE US

  . . . .he is on to something worth pondering.

PAUL TOUGH'S TAKE ON CRAZY LIKE US

“A devastating account of America’s psychological adventures abroad.  The stories Watters tells will move you, surprise you, and occasionally infuriate you, and they will change the way you think about culture, human nature and the mind.”

—Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes

ALAN BURDICK WEIGHS IN ON CRAZY LIKE US

“I couldn’t put it down. CRAZY LIKE US is a fascinating and provocative intellectual travelogue and Watters is a fearless guide.”

—Alan Burdick, author of Out of Eden

ADAM HOCHSCHILD ON CRAZY LIKE US

“Ethan Watters has traveled the world to look at how globalization reaches far beyond economics, and into people's very conceptions of what constitutes health and sanity. I find his book provocative, original and convincing.”

—Adam Hochschild author of Bury the Chains and King Leopold’s Ghost

JASON ROBERTS ON CRAZY LIKE US

“Searing, startling and utterly unforgettable. Ethan Watters brilliantly surveys the stark interior cost of globalization, from our export of stress disorders to Sri Lanka to our marketing of depression in Japan as "a cold of the soul." CRAZY LIKE US is a grand tour of the new global psyche, distorted and darkened by the export of the American dream.”

—Jason Roberts, National Book Critics Circle Finalist, A Sense of the World

PEGGY ORENSTEIN ON CRAZY LIKE US

“Ethan Watters has a truly original take on the way our country shapes the expression of mental illness around the globe. His is one of those books you can’t stop thinking about or referring to in conversation, that permanently changes your perspective on beliefs you took for granted.”

—Peggy Orenstein, author of Waiting for Daisy

EARLY PRAISE FROM PO BRONSON

“CRAZY LIKE US is a blistering and truly original work of reporting and analysis, uncovering America's role in homogenizing how the world defines wellness and healing.”

—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock

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