The Trauma of Everyday Life

Sep 16, 2013

09/16/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein.  He’s written THE TRAUMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE.  Most of us have a limited – and limiting – understanding of trauma.   Epstein says trauma is more than death, chronic illness or cataclysmic life events in the news . . . that it isn’t a rare event . . . but is central to our psychological makeup.  In the second half of the program, Ariel Gonzalez interviews Tim O’Brien, whose latest book is JULY, JULY, which deals with leftover angst about the Vietnam War.  That’s Topical Currents Monday at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN.