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Stephen Fried


Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who teaches at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania. He is, most recently, the author of the historical biography APPETITE FOR AMERICA, and the co-author, with Congressman Patrick Kennedy, of A COMMON STRUGGLE. His earlier books include the biography THING OF BEAUTY: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia and the investigative books BITTER PILLS and THE NEW RABBI. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written frequently for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone, Glamour and Philadelphia Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.

Stephen Fried

Books by Stephen Fried

by Stephen Fried - Biography, History, Nonfiction

By the time he was 30, Dr. Benjamin Rush had signed the Declaration of Independence, edited Common Sense, toured Europe as Benjamin Franklin’s protégé and become John Adams’ confidant, and was soon to be appointed Washington’s surgeon general. And as with the greatest Revolutionary minds, Rush was only just beginning his role in 1776 in the American experiment. As the new republic coalesced, he became a visionary writer and reformer; a medical pioneer whose insights and reforms revolutionized the treatment of mental illness; an opponent of slavery and prejudice by race, religion or gender; an adviser to, and often the physician of, America’s first leaders; and “the American Hippocrates.”

by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried - Nonfiction

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. Beyond his own story, he creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and bestselling author Stephen Fried, A COMMON STRUGGLE is both a cry for empathy and a call to action.