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Podcast: Massive Household Beset by Schizophrenia

Podcast: Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia

In in the present day’s present, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, creator of the New York Occasions bestselling — and Oprah’s e book membership choose — e book Hidden Valley Highway. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American household besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 youngsters, 6 struggled with the extreme psychological dysfunction. 

Be a part of us for the unimaginable story of the household who turned science’s biggest hope within the quest to grasp schizophrenia.



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Robert Kolker is the creator of Hidden Valley Highway (2020), an instantaneous #1 New York Occasions best-seller and Oprah’s E book Membership choice; and Misplaced Ladies (2013), additionally a New York Occasions best-seller and Occasions Notable E book, in addition to considered one of Writer’s Weekly’s High Ten Books of the yr and Slate’s greatest non-fiction books of the final 25 years. He’s a Nationwide Journal Award finalist whose journalism has appeared in New York journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and The New York Occasions Journal.



About The Psych Central Podcast Host

Gabe Howard is an award-winning author and speaker who lives with bipolar dysfunction. He’s the creator of the favored e book, Psychological Sickness is an Asshole and different Observations, obtainable from Amazon; signed copies are additionally obtainable instantly from the creator. To study extra about Gabe, please go to his web site, gabehoward.com.

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Gabe Howard: Hi there, everybody, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Psych Central Podcast, I’m your host Gabe Howard, and calling into our present in the present day, we now have Robert Kolker. Robert is the creator of Hidden Valley Highway, which was an instantaneous primary New York Occasions greatest vendor and Oprah’s E book Membership choice. He’s a Nationwide Journal Awards finalist whose journalism has appeared in Wired and The New York Occasions Journal. Bob, welcome to the present.

Robert Kolker: Hello, Gabe, I’m actually glad to speak to you in the present day.

Gabe Howard: Your e book is nonfiction. It’s a real story. I’m going to learn from Amazon proper now the outline, the center rendering story of a mid-century American household with 12 youngsters, six of them identified with schizophrenia, that turned science’s biggest hope within the quest to grasp the illness. Let’s discuss first about how you probably did the analysis for this e book. You met the Galvin household.

Robert Kolker: That’s proper, my profession actually took form at New York journal, the place I’ve written dozens of canopy tales and have tales about on a regular basis folks going via extraordinary conditions. I actually am drawn to the tales of people that handle crises and are available via difficulties. I discover it inspiring and I’m all the time on the lookout for a deeper difficulty working on the backside of it. And so once I met the Galvin household, I used to be amazed. This can be a household that’s been via a lot, a lot misfortune and in addition so many challenges and a lot scientific thriller. Medical thriller. I first met the 2 sisters they’re the youngest within the household. There have been 12 youngsters. They’re the one ladies and so they now are of their 50s. However once they had been youngsters, six of their 10 brothers had been identified with schizophrenia. The household instantly turned attention-grabbing to scientists and researchers who had been attempting to get to the genetic roots of the illness. However earlier than that occurred, there was an incredible quantity of denial, lots of stigma that pressured the household into the shadows. And so it turned clear that by telling their story, possibly we may encourage most of the people to form of take away a few of that stigma from psychological sickness, notably acute psychological sickness like schizophrenia, which so many individuals nonetheless have issue speaking about. 

Gabe Howard: And to anchor this in time, they had been identified within the 70s, this was I’m horribly unhealthy at math, however they had been identified 50 years in the past, so there was much more stigma, extra discrimination, much less understanding. It was more durable to get identified.

Robert Kolker: Completely, and in addition extra of a cause to cover, as a result of so many individuals within the institution had been blaming the households themselves for the psychological sickness, blaming unhealthy parenting, particularly, blaming unhealthy mothering. After which, after all, the medical remedies, the pharmaceutical remedies had been blunter and extra excessive again then. They usually had been simply popping out of the interval of lobotomies and shock remedy, the insulin coma therapies, all kinds of drastic remedies which at the moment are so questionable. 

Gabe Howard: Now, the mother and father are Don and Mimi Galvin, they’re mother and pa, did mother and pa have schizophrenia or any psychological sickness or was it simply their youngsters?

Robert Kolker: They didn’t have schizophrenia and neither did anybody of their quick households, and I believe a part of the thriller of this e book is how does schizophrenia get inherited? As a result of we now are sure that there’s a genetic part to schizophrenia, however we don’t know precisely how it’s inherited. It’s not mum or dad to youngster. It’s not recessive. It’s not such as you want two folks with schizophrenia to supply a baby with schizophrenia. It form of wanders and meanders via households in a really tough approach. And there was lots of hope pinned on this household that they’d assist shed somewhat gentle on that thriller as properly.

Gabe Howard: What had been a number of the most stunning issues that you just discovered about psychological sickness and what actually schizophrenia out of your time interviewing the Galvin’s?

Robert Kolker: I used to be stunned by nearly every thing, however my largest surprises had been that my understanding of psychological sickness was that it was about mind chemistry and that nice pharmaceutical medication had been coming on-line, that via trial and error and lots of work maybe would be capable of right your mind chemistry drawback. After which no matter you had, whether or not it was anxiousness or melancholy and even bipolar dysfunction, that it could be corrected and that you’d turn into basically cured, though cured is admittedly the mistaken form of phrase for it.

Gabe Howard: Being in like remission or restoration.

Robert Kolker: Proper, what I discovered was that schizophrenia, this isn’t actually true in any respect, that the medication that they’ve, the antipsychotic medication which can be highly regarded, which can be prescribed a lot for schizophrenia, they’re mainly the identical medication which were prescribed for 50 years. They could have completely different names, however they derive from the identical classifications of typical neuroleptics or atypical neuroleptics, and that these medication are basically symptom suppressors. They may assist an individual management their hallucinations or delusions, or it would make a affected person much less erratic and extra manageable as a affected person in a well being care setting. But it surely doesn’t flip again the clock. It doesn’t essentially add the performance. They are surely simply form of adequate when it comes to controlling the inhabitants, however not likely the miracles that we take a look at once we discuss antidepressants, as an illustration. And that was an enormous shock.

Gabe Howard: It appears like that you just didn’t know so much about schizophrenia earlier than you began engaged on this e book, is that true?

Robert Kolker: That’s proper. I imply, I knew sufficient to know that it didn’t imply cut up persona and a number of persona, which is like the large misnomer that due to the way in which we use the phrase schizo, there’s a Latin root which refers to a cut up. However actually, it was meant to imply a cut up between actuality and one’s notion of actuality. An individual with schizophrenia tends to wall themselves off from what is usually accepted as actuality. First, somewhat bit after which so much. And typically which means delusions. Generally which means hallucinations, and typically it means being catatonic. Generally it means being paranoid. And in reality, that was the opposite large shock for me for schizophrenia, which was that it isn’t actually a illness in any respect. It’s a classification. It’s a syndrome. It’s a set of signs that we now have given a reputation. And I don’t imply to sound too nebulous or mystical in speaking about there’s such a factor as schizophrenia. It’s simply that it might be a number of various things and that 40 years from now we would have eliminated the phrase schizophrenia from our lexicon and we would have determined that it’s actually six completely different mind problems with six discrete kinds of signs. And we now have discovered methods to deal with these six completely different circumstances in a different way. That was one other large shock to me.

Gabe Howard: When doing all of your analysis for the e book, clearly you spoke to the household. Did you additionally communicate with medical medical doctors and schizophrenia researchers and folks within the medical area?

Robert Kolker: Sure, completely. My preliminary conversations had been with the household themselves, who, after a few years of issue, had been prepared to return ahead and discuss every thing that occurred to their household in a really deep and profound approach. However after all, at the back of my thoughts, I used to be pondering, properly, how particular is that this household? For all I do know, there is likely to be a thousand households with a number of youngsters the place half of them have schizophrenia. This may occur on a regular basis. So I did a right away spherical of checking, speaking to main figures in scholarship of schizophrenia and the historical past of science, but in addition within the therapy of schizophrenia. And simply to say, have you ever heard of this household? What would you say if I instructed you a household like this existed? How typical do you suppose it’s? Are you aware the medical doctors who’ve handled this household? As a result of I knew their names as properly. Are these medical doctors on the extent or are they quacks and every thing actually checked out that it is a household that’s positively uncommon, terribly so when it comes to the numbers. They had been an vital household to check for his or her time, and so they did assist transfer the ball ahead in a genuinely legitimate approach and an inspiring approach. So there’s lots of hope on this story as properly.

Gabe Howard: Are there many households which have that many youngsters with half of them being identified with actually any extreme and protracted psychological sickness and even simply schizophrenia?

Robert Kolker: This can be a large query that I pursue within the e book itself, as a result of Lynn DeLisi, one of many researchers who studied this household, was truly a collector of genetic materials of what she known as multiplex households, which is households with multiple, maybe many cases of extreme psychological sickness, not simply amongst siblings, however possibly mother and father and aunts and uncles and grandparents. She made it her job within the 1980s and 90s was to gather information on as many multiplexed households as attainable. So that they’re on the market. However even in that world, the Galvin household’s excessive. It’s exhausting for anybody to consider every other household with 12 youngsters the place six of them had this prognosis. They’re actually, actually unlikely. Then in case you add on to that the complicating issue of such a household getting observed by science and never being solid to the winds, not having folks find yourself homeless or the household falling aside or all people descending into dependancy or suicide.

Gabe Howard: I do know that you just went via lots of data and you probably did lots of analysis and also you discovered so much, you simply mentioned that you just knew the physician’s names, who identified the boys. What was that like? I imply, simply I don’t know what medical data appeared like within the 70s, however I do know that medical data in 2020 aren’t precisely what we might name. I’m going to go along with legible. Was this a troublesome factor to come up with medical data 50 years outdated and attempt to decipher them?

Robert Kolker: Those that also survive largely come from the state hospital in Colorado, the place so lots of the brothers cycled out and in, these all nonetheless existed and they’re sitting there on paper in accordion folders. And people folders are all stacked up. They usually had been wheeled right into a room the place I and Lindsay Galvin Rauch, the youngest Galvin youngster, sat and waited. And there have been two large carts with folders spilling out. And we spent as a lot time as we may going via each web page, scanning what we may, studying what we may. It was form of a Raiders of the Misplaced Ark second the place you see on the finish with all of the warehouse crammed with bins, all of the sudden I noticed there was this wealth of data. And sure, lots of it’s a little too medical. However then there are issues just like the notes from the Faculty Well being Providers Workplace the place Donald Galvin was an everyday again when he was in faculty within the mid-60s with written studies in handwriting saying that he ran right into a bonfire and wasn’t certain why or obtained into an altercation with a cat and was bitten by a cat and wouldn’t say precisely what occurred there. A lot of data that was actually fairly provocative and fairly tantalizing and assist inform a narrative actually a couple of younger man who was turning into a stranger to himself and not likely understanding precisely what was occurring to him and being afraid to speak with anybody about it.

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Gabe Howard: We’re again speaking with the creator of Hidden Valley Highway, Robert Kolker.  Throughout your analysis, was there something that struck you as unimaginable or attention-grabbing or provocative that didn’t make it into the e book? I think about that not each story or each tangent can match right into a e book. 

Robert Kolker: That is at the start a household story. It’s an intra generational household saga the place you get to know the mother and father and the life they had been main and the plans they’d and the kind of mother and father they had been and the explanation why they’d so many youngsters. And then you definately see the youngsters begin to develop up and undergo adjustments after which the worst occurs and the sickness strikes that by the point you’re carried out with the e book, you’ve traveled with this household for a lot of, many many years, the identical approach you’ll have in case you learn a e book like one of many nice household sagas like East of Eden or one thing. That was what I used to be aspiring to the science in there. I attempted to weave in in probably the most seamless approach attainable in order that it didn’t really feel like consuming your greens, it didn’t really feel like homework. And so whereas there are some actually provocative and attention-grabbing scientific passages on this e book, there are parts of psychiatry that aren’t related to the Galvin’s which can be positively within the slicing room flooring.

Gabe Howard: Are you able to give us an instance of that?

Robert Kolker: Yeah, there’s the entire notion of anti-psychiatry, which I possibly put in a web page, however in the course of the 60s and 70s, it was particularly standard. It was this notion that the people who find themselves who most individuals would name insane, possibly the one sane folks on this planet, and that psychological sickness is definitely a fantasy. It’s a assemble and that psychiatrists are the brand new monks and psychiatry has changed faith. And it’s about imposing social norms on nonconformists. I suppose probably the most mainstream manifestation of anti-psychiatry is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which is actually a metaphor for a repressive society attempting to pound out an iconoclast. I solely was capable of flick at that. However there are a number of superb books written on that topic and you may definitely actually get very, very arcane speaking concerning the nature of psychological sickness and the way a lot society’s definition of it has actually created it in our world.

Gabe Howard: It’s fascinating as a result of anti-psychiatry or psychiatric survivors, as they’ve form of rebranded as, remains to be round in the present day in numerous iterations. So it’s attention-grabbing to me that this was additionally a factor apparently within the 60s and 70s. It’s a variation of a theme. Proper. This isn’t actual, though persons are affected by it.

Robert Kolker: Proper, and in anti-psychiatry, to me, the large factor that Star is the households just like the Goblin’s was involved was that it’s one factor to jot down a provocative e book questioning concerning the nature of psychological sickness and whether or not we’ve created it. And it’s fairly one other factor to take a look at six sick boys in a household of 12 who’re actually in want of assist proper now and surprise, properly, what can we do to assist them? Regardless, they have to be helped. The sensible side of it truly is what I used to be drawn to. However I simply need to say in a short time, I don’t need to be dismissive of anti-psychiatry typically. And definitely, there’s a listening to voices motion now that may be very useful. And there’s information to counsel that that delusional psychological sickness will not be one thing that’s simply unique to individuals who have schizophrenia, that that a big proportion of us have maybe had an auditory or perhaps a visible hallucination in our lives and multiple maybe that this form of factor exists on a spectrum and that you just shouldn’t essentially be stigmatizing anyone who’s going via it and even attempting to model them in any approach.

Gabe Howard: I’m usually fascinated, particularly because the host of this podcast, I get to speak to lots of people. , some folks consider that psychological sickness is completely 100 % actual. And every thing that we perceive about it’s every thing that there’s to grasp and can be. All there ever is to grasp. And medical science is ideal in each approach. And naturally, different folks go the opposite approach and so they say it’s a assemble. It’s all made up. None of it’s actual. It’s all in our heads. We should always depart folks be we’re simply attempting to be managed. And what I’ve discovered via, you already know, analysis and speaking to so many individuals is that the reply is admittedly within the center. Any medical institution that claims that they’re 100 % excellent and we all know what to do. As you’ve alluded to within the present, it’s not excellent. We don’t know what in 40 years, schizophrenia could also be known as. One thing utterly completely different, I consider, was your actual quote. And over on the opposite finish, it’s completely actual. As you mentioned, simply speaking concerning the Galvin household, they suffered significantly, which, after all, induced their siblings to undergo and their members of the family to undergo. I can see why that may be a pretty factor and a pretty dialogue to place within the e book. I’m excited speaking about it proper now, however after all, it’s a distraction from the Galvin household. And that form of leads me to my subsequent query. Once I consider being distracted from the Galvin household, I’m form of rubbernecking and I’m fascinated by simply the horrors that this household should have seen. However you actually described the household as very hopeful. I consider your actual phrases are the household’s story has so many parts of hope. And I’m sitting right here like I’m not seeing them. Are you able to clarify that?

Robert Kolker: I’m laughing as a result of within the years that I used to be engaged on this e book, my mates and acquaintances would say, so what are you engaged on? And I’d say, I’m engaged on a e book a couple of household with 12 youngsters and 6 of them had schizophrenia. After which they’d flip white. And I might say, however there’s lots of hope within the e book that basically is you bought to consider me. However I can say in a few methods it’s hopeful. The primary is that there have been two groups of researchers that studied the Galvin household again within the 80s and took genetic materials. And a part of this e book is the story of these two completely different groups, led by two completely different researchers and their varied ups and downs, looking for extra which means within the illness, looking for patterns of heredity till lastly the Human Genome Undertaking throws them a curve ball and, in some methods, hurts and in some methods helps the trouble till lastly, we now have some breakthroughs in 2015 and 2016. Every of these groups strikes the ball ahead in our understanding of the sickness and probably important methods. So I knew that the story was going to have that form of hopeful ending by the top. I used to be enthusiastic about that. Secondly, there’s a way of how far we’ve come. When the primary of the boys was getting sick again within the 60s, the household actually had a selection. They might ship their son in for therapy to a spot that basically was blaming the household for psychological sickness, saying unhealthy mothering induced it. They known as it the schizophrenia genic mom, and that was faulty and has been disproven, but it surely actually dominated psychotherapy for many years. The concept of the schizophrenia genic mom inflicting schizophrenia.

Gabe Howard: And in equity, it’s a fantasy that’s nonetheless round in the present day. It nonetheless comes up 50 years later.

Robert Kolker: Yeah, for certain, and I believe it’s as a result of we now have this nature nurture dialog about acute psychological sickness, we surprise is all of it inherited or are you simply inheriting a vulnerability that then will get triggered by the surroundings? So possibly, possibly your unhealthy mom did set off your genetic vulnerability or possibly it was marijuana or possibly it was cat litter? Yeah, there are all kinds of theories about what is likely to be environmental triggers be. So the household had this up towards them after which the opposite option to go can be to institutionalize them, to ship the son away and maybe doom them to a future the place they’re medicated right into a stupor or maybe even lobotomized or positively given varied shock therapies. So these had been horrible selections. Whereas in the present day, if a teenage boy or woman is having early indicators of acute psychological sickness, the hopeful factor concerning the story is we see how a lot has modified that in the event that they’re fortunate sufficient to have half respectable well being care protection, there’s early intervention, there’s household assist. There are issues that simply didn’t exist earlier than. In order that half to me is hopeful as properly.

Gabe Howard: That each one does sound very hopeful, and as any person who’s identified with bipolar dysfunction, which I need to be clear, will not be the identical as schizophrenia, but it surely’s nonetheless a extreme and protracted psychological sickness that wants understanding and analysis and has some commonalities. I like the concept that analysis has developed in order that once I wanted care, it was there. Did it work? Will we perceive schizophrenia higher due to the Galvin household?

Robert Kolker: There may be one workforce in Colorado led by Dr. Robert Freedman, who remains to be there on the College of Colorado Hospital. He turned the primary researcher he and his workforce to establish a selected gene that was a participant in schizophrenia known as ceRNA-7. That is again within the late 1990s earlier than the Human Genome Undertaking got here on board. And he’s been looking for methods to control and rectify the problems concerning that a part of the mind and that gene interplays. He’s been engaged on that for years. He’s provide you with a attainable option to strengthen mind well being in utero with a prenatal vitamin, with a substance known as choline. Choline is a pure unhazardous substance that you would be able to get on the vitamin store or the GNC. His concept is that expectant moms can strengthen the mind well being of their youngsters by taking choline.  And never solely that, if their youngster occurs to have a genetic predisposition to maybe creating schizophrenia or one other acute psychological sickness, it’s very attainable that choline will hit the mind receptor that he’s been concentrating on all this time and truly stop a few of these signs and maybe stop the situation completely. Now, it is a concept and it’s being examined in a longitudinal research proper now. It’s very promising. 

Robert Kolker: And it’s the Galvin household and his work with them again within the 80s that led to a protracted and winding street that led to this development. The opposite workforce is in Massachusetts, and it is a researcher named Lynn DeLisi, and she or he was with the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being in Washington. And now she’s in Massachusetts. And he or she teamed up with Amgen Pharmaceutical firm to investigate the genome of the Galvin’s after years and years of doing her personal work on the topic. They usually recognized one other gene, this one known as SHANK2. They usually hope that by what SHANK2 particularly does within the mind, that this is likely to be a pathway that can assist us perceive precisely how schizophrenia takes form within the mind.

Gabe Howard: Let’s say that the Galvin boys turned symptomatic in 2020, if the identical factor occurred to the household in the present day, how would their story be completely different? What would play out in a different way in 2020 versus the way it performed out within the 60s and 70s?

Robert Kolker: Some issues can be utterly reverse. Again then, they’d blame the household and let’s say the 15-year-old Donald Galvin first displaying some issues, they’d say, let’s separate him from the household and take him away in order that we medical doctors can work on him. At this time, the alternative would occur. They’d say, how can we arrange a state of affairs the place we will assist the household similtaneously we’re supporting this child and guarantee that everyone seems to be getting the assistance that they want? That’s one factor. The second factor is we perceive now that early intervention is essential, that with each psychotic break an individual has, the more durable it’s for them to recuperate and the extra probably it’s they’ll have extra sooner or later. Donald Galvin had his first indicators of psychological sickness when he was about 15 or 16. And the psychotic break that introduced him to the state hospital for the primary time didn’t occur till he was twenty-five years outdated. So think about 9 or 10 years’ value of psychotic episodes that might have been tempered or prevented if he had gotten early intervention. 

Gabe Howard: This whole story is unimaginable. How did you first turn into conscious of this household?

Robert Kolker: The youngest Galvin household youngster, Lindsay, went to highschool with considered one of my oldest and dearest mates, who additionally was an editor of mine at New York journal for a few years, and my buddy knew concerning the Galvin household story simply over time when he was in highschool with Lindsay. He didn’t hear about it as a result of Lindsay wasn’t going to be speaking about her household with anyone. However then as he stayed pleasant together with her over time, he began to listen to increasingly and form of obtained the gist. After which at some point, Lindsay and her older sister Margaret got here to him. That is in like twenty sixteen and mentioned we’ve been looking for a approach to assist the world find out about our household, and we’ve been attempting to consider one of the simplest ways to do it for years. We thought of a memoir, however because the youngest members of our household, we don’t have a right away understanding of what our oldest siblings went via. We haven’t been ready to take a look at the medical data but. Telling the story is entails the views of approach too many individuals and there’s lots of medical data. My buddy considered me instantly as a result of I had written about households in disaster earlier than. My first e book is known as Misplaced Ladies, and it’s concerning the households of 5 ladies who’re all victims associated in the identical unsolved homicide case out right here in New York Metropolis, the Lengthy Island serial killer case.

Robert Kolker: And it takes a detailed take a look at the households themselves and their difficulties. A really human story and I hope a really compassionate one. I gave the impression to be the precise match for this household. And that’s how I first contacted them. Now, my preliminary response was that it was going to be an inconceivable story to inform two mother and father, considered one of whom was deceased, 12 youngsters, three of whom had been deceased, weaving in all of their views, writing concerning the mentally ailing siblings as intimately as you presumably can in order that they’re not monsters, understanding all of the medical stuff that was happening, and most of all, ensuring that there wasn’t going to be one member of the family who would get up and say, I don’t need my medical data printed in a e book, which everyone knows there are HIPPA legal guidelines on this nation the place your medical privateness is yours. So I proceeded very slowly and I instructed the sisters that all of us would know a method or one other after a few months simply how doable this may be.

Robert Kolker: And after three or so months, all people appeared able to do it, that it had been so many many years for the reason that most troublesome issues within the household had occurred that individuals had been prepared, and in addition that the 2 sisters, because the youngest ones, had actually been via a lot and actually have been on the receiving finish of so lots of the traumas within the household that the older siblings all form of deferred to them and mentioned, properly, in the event that they need to do that, I’m not going to cease them. To me, it was an incredible alternative and I actually didn’t look again. As soon as everybody was prepared, I actually hopped aboard and labored full time on it.

Gabe Howard: Bob, with out making a gift of the ending, the place is the household now?

Robert Kolker: Most of them are nonetheless in Colorado, and to me, that’s probably the most superb factor. There was sexual abuse on this household. There was clergy abuse, there was a homicide suicide. My query to the 2 sisters and to everybody within the household is, why are you continue to a household? Why didn’t you the second you went to varsity, simply form of depart and by no means come again, let go change your title. However these two sisters are again in Colorado and so they had been concerned within the care of their household. One among them is the principle caretaker for the surviving mentally ailing sons who’re nonetheless alive. They got here again to their household on their very own phrases. And I needed to inform that story as properly about households and the way they keep collectively. I believe lots of us can relate to a narrative like that.

Gabe Howard: The title of the e book is Hidden Valley Highway. The creator is Robert Kolker. The place can you discover you and your e book?

Robert Kolker: My web site is Robert Kolker.com, the e book is in all places. I’m thrilled, due to Oprah Winfrey, that it’s gotten immense visibility and helps folks perceive this household higher.

Gabe Howard: I extremely suggest checking it out. Thanks, Bob, a lot for being right here.

Robert Kolker: Thanks, Gabe, it’s an actual pleasure.

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