In a conflicted career, what is it to make a grown-up choice? Must we labor at what we are good at and rewarded for, or shall we kick over the traces and pursue a passion? Peter D. Kramer will think about de-cisions in the workplace, in hopes of clarifying forces that shape or distort contemporary notions of maturity.
Peter D. Kramer is a practicing psychiatrist, Marshall Scholar and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School. Specializing in the area of depression, he is author of the best-selling Listening to Prozac (1993); Should You Leave? (1997); Spectacular Happiness (2001); Against Depression (2005) and of Freud. Inventor of the Modern Mind (2006). Kramer has served as principal host of the public radio program The Infinite Mind. His essays and book reviews have appeared in Slate, Washington Post, New York Times Book Review, and in the Times Literary Supplement. Peter D. Kramer is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle.