"In an era of overconsumption and instant gratification, Dopamine Nation explains the personal and societal price of being ruled by the next fix-and how to manage it. No matter what you might find yourself overindulging in-from the internet to food to work to sex-you'll find this book riveting, scary, cogent, and cleverly argued. Lembke weaves patient stories with research, in a voice that's as empathetic as it is clear-eyed."
-BETH MACY , author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America
"Anna Lembke deeply understands an experience I hear about often in the therapy room, at the nexus between our modern addictions and our primal brains. Her stories of guiding people to find a healthy balance between pleasure and pain have the power to transform your life. "
-LORI GOTTLIEB, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
"We all desire a break from our routines and those parts of life that upset us. What if, instead of trying to escape these things, we learn to turn toward them, to reach a peaceful harmony with ourselves and the people we share our lives with? Lembke has written a book that radically changes the way we think about mental illness, pleasure, pain, reward, and stress. Turn toward it. You'll be happy you did."
-DANIEL J. LEVITIN, author of This Is Your Brain on Music and Successful Aging