AMY NEUSTEIN, Ph.D., is a sociologist, author, and lecturer. In 1986 she founded a legal research and advocacy center in New York City, Help Us Regain the Children, to study the plight of mothers who lost custody of children. In 1996, she received a Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Sexual Abuse. Dr. Neustein has also published in a number of national journals, magazines, and newspapers, and has made appearances on radio and television. MICHAEL LESHER is a lawyer and writer who has published in The Village Voice, The Jewish Week, Forward, Canadian Jewish News, and North Jersey Herald & News.
"A groundbreaking new book that is perhaps the most highly readable scholarly work I've encountered in my 14 years in academia... The very first to provide the historical and contextual chronology of this system's steady decline into chaos and corruption over the past two decades. It is eminently accurate and rigorously documented - a book that will hit scholars, professionals, and lay persons right between their eyes. This is the book that mothers have been waiting for... I consider this book among the most important of the decade." - Maureen Therese Hannah, Siena College"