Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Donald Black, director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will read from Bad Boys, Bad Men at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the UI Writing University website.

Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Black draws on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior and to chart the history, nature, and treatment of a misunderstood disorder that affects up to seven million Americans.

Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac and Should You Leave?, says of Black’s book, “A clear and thorough account of the current scientific understanding of a baffling condition, Bad Boys, Bad Men will appeal to those interested in the origins of repetitive criminal behavior. The book will be of especial use to the families of the antisocial.”

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reading, call Jan Weissmiller at Prairie Lights in advance at 319-337-2681.

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