Having challenged the conventional wisdom of addiction theory in his previous book, the New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari has returned with a radical – and controversial – new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. Lost Connections took Johann everywhere from mind-blowing experiments in Baltimore to an Amish community in Indiana in search of the real causes of a worldwide mental health crisis. The award–winning journalist discusses his findings with journalist Antony Loewenstein, which have earned praise from the likes of Naomi Klein and Brian Eno.

Johann Hari (International)

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Johann Hari is a New York Times bestselling author. His first book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times. He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Politico. He was twice named National Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International.

Antony Loewenstein (Australian)

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Antony Loewenstein is an independent journalist, author and film-maker currently living in Sydney after being recently based in South Sudan and Jerusalem. He's written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and many others and written a number of best-selling books. His most recent book is Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe. He's the writer/co-producer of the documentary, Disaster Capitalism. He's currently working on a book about the global "war on drugs", out in 2019.