Lauren Slater

Lauren Slater (born March 21, 1963) is an American psychotherapist and writer. She is the author of nine books, including ''Welcome To My Country'' (1996), ''Prozac Diary'' (1998), and ''Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir'' (2000). Her 2004 book ''Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century,'' a description of psychology experiments "narrated as stories," has drawn both praise and criticism. Criticism has focused on Slater's research methods and on the extent to which some of the experiences she describes may have been fictionalized.

''The Village Voice'' called her "the closest thing we have to a psychiatric disorder." Provided by Wikipedia