John Gartner is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. His first book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America, was named by the New York Times Magazine as one of the most notable new ideas of 2005. His second book, In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography was named the Booklist Editor’s Choice for Biography in 2008. He has published in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, New York Post, Worth and Talk Magazines, as well as numerous scholarly journalsDownload Bio
In Search of Bill Clinton
A Psychological Biography
St. Martin's Griffin
William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States is undoubtedly the greatest American enigma of our age -- a dark horse that captured the...
The Hypomanic Edge: The Link between (a Little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America: John talks about his book The Hypomanic Edge, and why success follows closely behind a little craziness.
Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography: John discusses his book, and the legacy and psychology of one of the great leaders of the 20th Century.
American Leaders from Columbus to Clinton: Secrets of Their Success: A presentation on the great leadership secrets of some of America's most important figures
“Gartner combines psychological biography and journalism in this probing look at one of our most fascinating presidents.”
"Written with lucidity, humor, compassion and amazing insight, it is a tour de force that not only helps explain one of the smartest yet complex men of our time, but shines a fascinating spotlight onto the problem of the super-gifted individual in our society. Compulsively readable.”
-Nigel Hamilton author of Bill Clinton: An American Journey and Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency
"Gartner reminds us why this complex figure still fascinates."
“Captivating…brings real insight - and an investigative journalist's doggedness - to the subject…Gartner exhaustively and engagingly catalogues the psychic twists and turns of Clinton's childhood”