September 14, 2009

Faculty author of Bill Clinton book to talk at Barnes & Noble

Psychologist John Gartner, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss his latest book, In Search of Bill Clinton, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.

Gartner, a therapist with expertise in treating individuals with hypomanic temperaments, saw in Clinton the energy, creativity and charisma that leads a hypomanic individual to success as well as the problems with impulse control and judgment, which often result in disastrous decision making.

To follow his instincts and find the real Bill Clinton, Gartner traveled to Clinton’s native Arkansas and around the world to talk with those who intimately knew Clinton and his family. The book that resulted from his journeys was released Sept. 1.