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Health Journalist To Consider Celebrities' Maladies at Westport Library

Author Claudia Kalb will speak at Westport Library on April 3.
Author Claudia Kalb will speak at Westport Library on April 3. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Westport Library

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Health and science journalist Claudia Kalb will speak on her new book, "Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities" on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at Westport Library.

In her highly acclaimed new book, Kalb gives readers fascinating insight into the maladies that plagued some of history’s most celebrated icons.

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists.

Kalb is an award-winning journalist specializing in science, health and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, she has written hundreds of features on topics ranging from the science of memory to genetic testing. Her work has also been published in Smithsonian magazine, Scientific American and numerous other publications.

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