My guest today is Steve Silberman, the author of the New York Times best seller "Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity." The book is the winner of 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. Steve has covered science and cultural affairs for Wired and other national magazines for more than 20 years. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Nature, and Salon.
In this week's mini episode of "Is This Normal," Dr. Gail Saltz answers a question from an adult listener who still has trouble reading. It's a perfect addendum to our show from Monday when we featured an interview with thought leader, author, and Harvard Law graduate Dov Seidman -- who also happens to be dyslexic.
Dov Seidman is the founder and CEO of Legal Resources Network, a highly successful ethics based corporation and author of “How” is also severely dyslexic. Dov tells the story of his repetitive academic failures in school and how he utilized his dyslexia and what he learned from it to catapult himself to Harvard Law school and then creating a highly successful business.
Style and Fashion Consultant Stacy London discusses her struggles with self-image shattering psoriasis, depression and a severe eating disorder and how each of these difficulties led to her dramatic successes as stylist for Vogue, a television host and a much sought after style consultant to the stars. Then we help a woman who hates her thighs and asks “Is This Normal?”
Welcome to "The Power of Different with Dr. Gail Saltz." This program will examine the minds of today's high achievers as well historic icons who not only overcame "different" but THRIVED because of it. The show will answer your calls and questions about whether something you, or someone you know, is doing something, or feeling something that you wonder, "Is This Normal?" Hosted by New York City-based psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Gail Saltz.