The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax

Read a new feature at Quartz on Crooked, the new book by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin. Anyone who has endured back pain knows it is an erratic dictator. It takes hold of your psyche, demanding your attention and devotion before all else—before you can plan a hike, return to a work routine, pick up your child… Read more »

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on NPR again

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin was a guest on San Francisco’s KALW to discuss her new book. Listen here. (Cathryn was previously a guest on NPR’s WBUR station in Boston.) On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to… Read more »

Listen to Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on NPR

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, was a guest on WBUR’s On Point. Listen above. [WBUR.org]

Publisher’s Weekly review of Cathryn Ramin’s Crooked

Publisher’s Weekly has reviewed Cathryn Ramin’s Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. Veteran journalist Ramin (Carved in Sand) spent six years researching her latest topic, conducting 600 interviews for this comprehensive investigation. She also personally explored a number of back-pain solutions—as human lab rat, the author took notes… Read more »