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About the Author
Robert Whitaker is the author of Mad in America, The Mapmaker's Wife, and On the Laps of Gods, all of which
won recognition as "notable books" of the year. His newspaper and magazine articles on the mentally ill and the
pharmaceutical industry have garnered several national awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing and a
National Association of Science Writers Award for best magazine article. A series he cowrote for the Boston Globe on the
abuse of mental patients in research settings was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.