Author of A Really Good Day Ayalet Waldman shares her book and month long experience to treat her bipolar disorder with microdosing.
- Wednesday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
- Powell's City of Books
- 1005 W Burnside St.
- Portland, OR 97209
When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from “Lewis Carroll,” novelist Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month, she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender and the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman’s A Really Good Day (Knopf) is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling.