Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. A best-selling author, legendary feminist leader, retired psychotherapist, and expert courtroom witness, she is the author of fifteen books, including the landmark classic Women and Madness and An American Bride in Kabul, which won a National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Chesler lives in Manhattan and is a very proud mother and grandmother. She invites readers to visit her website, www.phyllis-chesler.com.
"Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the
feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice." Adrienne Rich,
New York Times Book Review
"Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence." Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine
"A stunning book . . . absolutely fascinating . . . necessary to every woman in America." Los Angeles Times