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John Gartner, Ph.D.
is a psychologist living and working in Baltimore and New York. He can be contacted at: email@example.com
His book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness And (A Lot Of) Success In America, was featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Newsweek, and covered by business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur. Dr. Gartner has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including CNN and ABC News. The Hypomanic Edge was featured in the Sunday New York Times annual "Year in Ideas" issue as one of the most "original, exciting and innovative ideas of 2005."
His second book, In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography was named by Booklist, official publication of the American Library Association as one of the best books of 2008. In that book, Dr. Gartner coined a new term, psycho-journalism, for his innovative method of combining investigative journalism with psychological expertise.
In Search of Bill Clinton
WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, the forty- second President of the United States, is the greatest American enigma of our age—a dark horse who Captured the White House, fell from grace, and was resurrected as a controversial elder statesman. John D. Gartner’s In Search of Bill Clinton unravels the mystery at the heart of Clinton’s complex nature and tells the story from the fresh viewpoint of a psychologist questioning the well-crafted Clinton life story.
The Hypomanic Edge
Hypomania, a genetically based form of mild mania, endows many of us with energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics—grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there is an enormous upside as well, in spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation and material success. Americans may have a lot of crazy ideas, but some of them prove to be brilliant inventions.