About Edward Shorter
A Harvard-trained social historian, Edward Shorter has held the Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine since 1991. In 1996, he was cross-appointed as Professor of Psychiatry in recognition of his rising profile as a historian of psychiatry. He is the author of numerous books on the evolution of the discipline, including A History of Psychiatry (1997); Before Prozac (2009); How Everyone Became Depressed (2013); and What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5 (2015).
About Stormy's World: Inside Porn
Stormy Daniels became front page news. The transformation in what used to be called "smut" is astonishing. One moment it's a "public health crisis" in Nebraska, the next moment Stormy's bodyguards are fighting off the photographers as she swans into a court hearing that directly affects the president of the United States.
This book sets Stormy in context. But it's not just a biopic. It's about the larger forces at play here.
Latest Blog Post
Stories like this have the effect of portraying the Mormon Church as some kind of moral dinosaur. The story is a bit more complicated than that. Natasha Helfer was much criticized within the Latter Day Saints for espousing positions that were directly in conflict with Church teachings, such as okaying masturbation for her clients, or…Read More
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