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An Interview with Robert Kolker, author of Hidden Valley Road - Shared screen with speaker view
Melissa H.
30:45
Please share questions in the chat!
simaabarbanel
31:47
I would like to hear about his writing process
Stephen Pomerantz
32:32
How did the knowledge that the family would potentially read this book affect how you wrote it. we're you careful about their feelings? Did you have to hold anything back?
Claire Freeland
34:45
What was the family's motivation to reach out to you?
Iris Ingber
34:52
how did family find you or did you find them
Samantha Max
35:43
Bob: How did you gain access and trust with the family when reporting on such a sensitive topic? And, when telling the story of a family with so many different perspectives, how did you balance different accounts/versions of the truth when balancing the perspectives of so many different family members?
beryl
35:58
Any similarity between the use of the Galvins' DNA and the Henrietta Lacks story? Beryl Rosenstein
Allen Brown’s iPad
36:13
There is such a conflict in this disease about nature vs. nurture. Having found physiological differences in the brains of the sick boys, do you believe schizophrenia is inherited?
Amy Rosewater Halushka
39:42
how did you keep track of each character and how did you come up with the way of highlighting each family member at the start of each chapter
Stephen Pomerantz
44:10
great question!
Janet Livingston
45:16
yes great question
Howard Cohen
45:53
Having 12 children is quite a lot. Why did the parents decide to have so many children? And did just the large number have a detrimental impact on getting the kids the help they needed
Diane Hallock
45:54
When is the movie coming out?
Harriette Wienner
46:02
Thank you for making the science understandable to everyone.
Lesley Brinton
47:23
When you write a book like this, how do you keep your perspective as the writer and not feel the weight of the subject matter?
Marilyn Zvili
56:18
Are you working on a new project?
Kim's Iphone5 (2)
01:02:46
how do you think the 60s age of Aquarius setting factored in as an environmental factor
Elda Schwartz
01:04:48
Was there a psychiatric community with whom you could consult for the back ground and research on the disease to write about it?
Annie Abramson
01:09:06
What is the different between schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder
Cathy Certner
01:11:51
is the thinking now that there is not one diagnosis but a cluster of different illnesses….all within the spectrum of schizophrenia.
Janet Livingston
01:12:49
brilliant explanation
Jan K Guben
01:13:46
Reading the book was difficult at best, what was it like to meet with all of them and write it
Fritzi Hallock
01:16:37
can you talk about the next generation, the children of the 12, and how they are living with the legacy of this story of their family and their genetics?
Janet Livingston
01:19:31
great question
Stephen Pomerantz
01:24:35
this community asks such amazing, thoughtful questions!
Stephen Pomerantz
01:27:36
was there some commonality between this book and Lost Girls that reflects your interests?
Elda Schwartz
01:29:06
Thank you for doing this interview . I am a total fan of the book. I LOVED it. Brilliant, compelling and brings focus to the issues of this mental illness. Bravo to you Robert! Thank you.
skipphoto
01:31:10
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Amy Rosewater Halushka
01:33:23
this zoom chat was fantastic!
Janet Livingston
01:33:28
Thank you Bob for this amazing talk!! You are a wonderful writer-
jenny
01:33:59
fascinating
Diane Hallock
01:34:06
Thank you Bob. I couldn't wait to read the book and was not disappointed. It was riveting and kept me up way too many nights! O
Anne King
01:34:09
This has been so interesting. Thank you so ,much!
Sandra Dzija
01:34:34
Thank you! A terrific read.
Harriette Wienner
01:34:40
Thank you so much for your time! This was great.
Ellen Shevrin
01:34:45
This has been amazing, thank you so much!
Lorraine Raffel
01:34:45
Terrific evening! Thanks to all.
Linda Levy
01:34:46
thank you! so eager to read now. I loved Lost Girls.
Lesley Brinton
01:34:49
Thank you Bob! A fantastic book. Be well.
Stephen Pomerantz
01:34:51
Thank you!
Larry Gilbert
01:35:10
Thank you