Book Talk with Peter D. Kramer

Book Talk with Peter D. Kramer: The Peanuts Papers

On Saturday, November 16 at 3:30pm, join us at the West Tisbury Library for a talk with Dr. Peter D. Kramer. In the newly published anthology, The Peanuts Papers, a diverse group of writers—Jonathan Franzen, Ann Patchett, George Saunders, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jonathan Lethem, and many others— reflect on the deeper truths of Charles Schulz’s deceptively simple comic and its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. Dr. Kramer, who contributed the chapter on Lucy van Pelt, will discuss the psychology implicit in her ‘Doctor is In—5 cents’ advice and its relationship to mid-century psychotherapy. Good grief! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

About the author:

Peter D. Kramer is the author of seven books, including Ordinarily Well, Against Depression, Should You Leave?, the novel Spectacular Happiness, and the international bestseller Listening to Prozac. His work in progress is a novel built around a psychotherapist’s encounter with an erratic, egotistical political leader. Dr. Kramer hosted the nationally syndicated public radio program, The Infinite Mind, and has appeared on the major broadcast news and talk shows, including Today, Good Morning America, Oprah, Charlie Rose, and Fresh Air. His essays, op-eds, and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Slate, Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. Dr. Kramer divides his time between Chilmark, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, where he is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University.