"To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on every page."—Oliver Sacks, M.D.
Porter's latest book demonstrates anew his daring and his erudition....A t riumph, simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking....Splendid and thoroughly engrossing.