Once again, Wright Library is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Dayton to bring an author to speak as part of the JCC's Cultural Arts & Book Festival. This year psychiatrist and best selling author Dr. Gail Saltz will discuss her book The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius. In it she examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain “problems”—including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Autism—and tells the stories of lay individuals to show how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. A must-read for parents, educators, those struggling with or know someone facing what it means to have a brain “difference,” and anyone interested in the remarkable achievements the human brain makes possible, THE POWER OF DIFFERENT is an inspiring revelation of how the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity, and can contribute to the richness of our world.
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Dr. Gail Saltz is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. A frequent contributor in the media, she is a columnist, bestselling author, podcast host and television commentator and one of the nation’s foremost go-to experts on a variety of psychological and mental health issues, especially those pertaining to women’s emotional well-being, relationships, and the mental health aspects of current news.
Dr. Saltz has been featured on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime, Today, CNN, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more. She is the emotional wellness contributor to Health magazine and Health.com and Chair of the 92nd Street Y 7 Days of Genius Advisory Committee.
Dr. Saltz’s newest book, The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius, was released in March 2017 (Flatiron). She lives in New York City with her family and has a private practice in Manhattan. For more information, visit: http://www.drgailsaltz.com