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June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Virtual Evening with Rachel Nuwer & Dan Fagin
Books & Books presents…
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(Bloomsbury Publishing, $28.99)
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, 7 PM ET
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Rachel Nuwer & Dan Fagin discussing I Feel Love: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World (Bloomsbury Publishing, $28.99).
About the Book:
From cutting-edge labs to pulsing club floors to the intimacy of the therapist’s couch, Nuwer guides readers through a cultural and scientific upheaval that stands to rewrite our understanding of our brains, our selves, and the space between.
“Engagingly presents rigorous research, enriched by fascinating anecdotes and character sketches, to document the vagaries and victories, the scientific and human challenges, in the history of the human-made molecule MDMA as it has made its way from accidental discovery to party drug to a promising adjunct in the treatment of many of our most daunting mental health challenges.” —Gabor Mate, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Myth of Normal and In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
“I Feel Love is a meticulously researched and lucidly written examination of the potential of MDMA to be used as a tool in therapy to help process trauma and loss, and, ultimately, find joy. I entered the book a skeptic and emerged a believer. It’s an important addition in the current movement to explore the use of previously demonized drugs to help people improve their lives.” —David Sheff, New York Times-bestselling author of Beautiful Boy
About the Author:
About the Moderator:
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, Dan Fagin is also a science journalism professor at New York University. His bestselling book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction, as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors. A rave review in the New York Times described Toms River as “great journalism” and “a new classic of science reporting.” Dan’s recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, The Washington Post, Nature and Slate. His new book project is about monarch butterflies and the future of biodiversity in the Anthropocene. He lives on Long Island with his wife, the legal journalist Alison Frankel. They have two grown daughters and a surfeit of cats.