Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

by Claudia Kalb


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426219474
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 246,767
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CLAUDIA KALB, an award-winning journalist who reports on a wide variety of health and science topics, is known for combining serious reporting with engaging, accessible writing. A former senior writer at Newsweek who has contributed to Smithsonian and Scientific American, Kalb has penned hundreds of features on topics ranging from depression and PTSD to painkiller addiction and the surge in drugs used to treat ADHD. She is now a freelance writer and editor.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Marilyn Monroe 19

Howard Hughes 37

Andy Warhol 59

Princess Diana 77

Abraham Lincoln 101

Christine Jorgensen 121

Frank Lloyd Wright 145

Betty Ford 173

Charles Darwin 197

George Gershwin 221

Fyodor Dostoevsky 239

Albert Einstein 261

Afterword 289

Sources and Notes 293

Acknowledgments 315

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SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
Kalb paints a picture of how mental illness has influenced some of the greatest personalities in history. Topics explored: Did Lincoln suffer from depression? Was Einstein on the autistic spectrum? Did George Gershwin have ADHD? There's also a look at Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, and Betty Ford. Many aspects of the human psyche are explored including OCD, hoarding, and transgender. Each story discusses the historical surrounding of the celebrity's life, then Kalb makes her case for why that person had a mental health condition. Kalb gives the reader a fascinating look into what made some of history's most poignant characters tick. Kalb's writing style is easy to read and engages the reader. Her tone is genuine and sincere. How Andy Warhol hid his hoarding behavior was the story that surprised me the most. Betty Ford's story was the one that touched me the most as it's a struggle many can identify with. The book takes a psychological look at the unique people who have touched our lives. It's, fascinating, riveting, and engrossing. I highly recommend this book.