Laurie Endicott Thomas

Lau­rie Endi­cott Thomas has worked as an edi­tor in var­i­ous aspects of med­ical pub­lish­ing for more than 25 years. She is the author of four books:

not-trivial-front-coverNot Triv­ial: How Study­ing the Tra­di­tion­al Lib­er­al Arts Can Set You Free explains what has gone wrong in the pub­lic schools in the Unit­ed States. For many years, young women with lit­tle more than a pri­ma­ry school edu­ca­tion and equipped with noth­ing but The New Eng­land Primer and the Bible had great suc­cess in teach­ing read­ing chil­dren to read. Yet today, mil­lions of peo­ple did not learn to read in school, even though those schools were staffed by col­lege edu­cat­ed teach­ers equipped with an exten­sive library of mate­ri­als. What went wrong? In Not Triv­ial, Lau­rie Endi­cott Thomas explains that the pub­lic school cur­ricu­lum has been designed for fail­ure. She pro­vides a clear roadmap for how teach­ers and par­ents can take back con­trol of edu­ca­tion.

Behind Barbed Wire_PrintMost Amer­i­cans have trou­ble remem­ber­ing which type of dia­betes is which. French peo­ple have no such con­fu­sion. They use the term thin dia­betes (dia­bète mai­gre) to refer to the cat­a­stroph­ic, incur­able dis­ease that results from fail­ure of the pan­creas. They use the term fat dia­betes (dia­bète gras) to refer to the milder, reversible prob­lem that is asso­ci­at­ed with being at least a lit­tle bit over­weight. In Thin Dia­betes, Fat Dia­betes: Pre­vent Type 1, Cure Type 2, Thomas explains what is going on in the body of some­one with dia­betes, and why a high-car­bo­hy­drate diet is impor­tant for peo­ple with any type of dia­betes mel­li­tus.


When you want infor­ma­tion about vac­ci­na­tion, whom should you trust, your fam­i­ly doc­tor or that guy who sells over­priced vit­a­mins and untest­ed herbal sup­ple­ments over the Inter­net? In No More Measles! The Truth About Vac­cines and Your Health, Lau­rie Endi­cott Thomas reframes the dis­cus­sion about vac­cines. Rather than just nag­ging peo­ple in the Unit­ed States to vac­ci­nate their chil­dren, we should be work­ing at erad­i­cat­ing the vac­cine-pre­ventable dis­eases world­wide. Once measles, mumps, and rubel­la are extinct, the need for the MMR vac­cine will drop to zero, overnight.

narcissists-cover-01For decades, some psy­chol­o­gists and edu­ca­tors have been urg­ing us to boost children’s self-esteem at all costs. Yet all of the world’s great philo­soph­i­cal and reli­gious tra­di­tions warn us that fool­ish pride is dan­ger­ous. So it is no won­der that we are now hear­ing about an epi­dem­ic of nar­cis­sism. In Don’t Feed the Nar­cis­sists! The Mythol­o­gy and Sci­ence of Men­tal Health, Lau­rie Endi­cott Thomas explains what men­tal ill­ness is, and how psy­chi­a­trists diag­nose and treat it. She also pro­vides a sim­ple expla­na­tion of the prob­lem of nar­cis­sism and offers a promis­ing approach to solv­ing the prob­lem.