S4 E10: Lisa Damour, David Wallace-Wells, and Judith Grisel

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Dr. Lisa Damour, author of Under Pressure; David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth; and Judith Grisel, author of Never Enough. From brain science to earth science, the topics these authors’ audios address add much-needed conversation to understanding anxiety, addiction and climate change. Plus, hear why you may rethink how you talk to teenagers.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Under Pressure

An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college.

“Brings stunning clarity to the complicated set of stressors that girls experience—in the classroom, online, with peers, and at home—and models how to show up as an ally instead of an adversary. Truly a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood.” —Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult


The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.

“Lively…Vivid…If you’ve snoozed through or turned away from the climate change news, this book will waken and update you. If you’re steeped in the unfolding climate drama, Wallace-Wells’s voice and perspective will be stimulating.”
—David George Haskell, The Guardian


Never Enough

From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction: clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories reveal how addiction happens, show why specific drugs–from opioids to alcohol to coke and more–are so hard to kick, and illuminate the path to recovery for addicts, loved ones, caregivers, and crafters of public policy.

“Grisel is a recovering addict, a neuroscientist, and a talented writer. Who better to help us understand drug addiction? This book is as informative as it is moving.” —Martha J. Farah, Ph.D., Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, and Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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