Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? In her new book, Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, journalist Claudia Kalb takes an inventive look at the evolution of mental health and gives readers a glimpse into the minds of high-profile historic figures. From Marilyn Monroe’s borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin’s anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight using historical records and interviews with mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists.
An accomplished science writer, Kalb has investigated PTSD, depression, addiction, and more. As a freelance writer and editor, she has contributed to Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, and Scientific American.