VIRTUAL: Kenneth Rosen (Troubled) Author Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Kenneth R. Rosen for the release of his new book, Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs

 This event is free, but registration is required to join the Zoom.

About the Book

An award-winning journalist's breathtaking mosaic of the tough-love industry and the young adults it inevitably fails.

In the middle of the night, they are vanished.

Each year thousands of young adults deemed out of control--suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, and rage--are carted off against their will to remote wilderness programs and treatment facilities across the country. Desperate parents of these "troubled teens" fear it's their only option. The private, largely unregulated behavioral boot camps break their children down, a damnation the children suffer forever.

Acclaimed journalist Kenneth R. Rosen knows firsthand the brutal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse carried out at these programs. He lived it. In Troubled, Rosen unspools the stories of four graduates on their own scarred journeys through the programs into adulthood. Based on three years of reporting and more than one hundred interviews with other clients, their parents, psychologists, and health-care professionals, Troubled combines harrowing storytelling with investigative journalism to expose the disturbing truth about the massively profitable, sometimes fatal, grossly unchecked redirection industry.

Not without hope, Troubled ultimately delivers an emotional, crucial tapestry of coming of age, neglect, exploitation, trauma, and fraught redemption.

About Kenneth R. Rosen

KENNETH R . ROSEN has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, VQR, and the Atlantic. He is a contributing writer at WIRED and the author of Bulletproof Vest. He spent six years at the New York Times, his home-town newspaper, and now divides his time between northern Italy and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.kennethrrosen.com.

About Virtual Events

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542022118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - January 12th, 2021

An award-winning journalist's breathtaking mosaic of the tough-love industry and the young adults it inevitably fails.

In the middle of the night, they are vanished.


Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781542007887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - January 12th, 2021

An award-winning journalist's breathtaking mosaic of the tough-love industry and the young adults it inevitably fails.

In the middle of the night, they are vanished.