Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., the author of Aroused and Get Me Out, is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a lecturer at Yale University, and writer in residence at Yale Medical School. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Psychology Today blog, among others. She lives in New York.
Here, a leading medical writer and professor at Yale University uncovers the true science of hormones and looks back into the basements, labs and back rooms where the study of endocrinology began. -- What to Read - Mail on Sunday A well-written and informative book on the history of hormone research. -- The New York Times Book Review The field of endocrinology, as this compelling history shows, has manifested extremes of ingenuity and hubristic error. -- The New Yorker I'm hitting up the public library for two. The first is Randi Hutter Epstein's Aroused: The history of hormones and how they control just about everything (Norton), which I hope will answer the most banal of questions as I continue my reluctant march through midlife: What the hell is happening to me? -- Jennie Erin Smith, Summer Books 2018 - Times Literary Supplement Congratulations to my friend @randihepstein on the publication of her book! I loved reading it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in public health or your own health! -- Chelsea Clinton Hormones may be ringmasters of the bodily circus, controlling everything from sex to metabolic function, but in this invigorating history they become stars of the show. -- Nature A sweeping, glorious story of hormones, threaded through with sex, suffering, neurology, biology, medicine and self-discovery, Randi Hutter Epstein's book manages to excite the imagination as well as calm it. The story is grippingly told, and Epstein manages to bring a whole system of science alive to her reading public. -- Siddhartha Mukherjee A rollicking history certain to get your intellectual and physiologic juices flowing. Adrenaline-tinged tales and hot flashes of history-just what the doctor ordered. -- Lisa Sanders, Diagnosis columnist - New York Times Magazine