“…. Sternburg uses all the skills at her disposal, the sensitivity, precision and lyricism of a poet, the hard edges of a photographer, the intelligence and scholarship of an academic, to plumb the many facets of this story and its legacy on her and her family.”   Forbes

Janet Sternburg has a life-long fascination with the connections between personal lives and medicine. Her interest stems from a deeply personal experience: her family’s struggle with mental illness and the legacy of their actions.

The powerful synthesis of more than a decade’s immersion in her family’s stories interwoven with history, neurobiology and psychology,
White Matter will surprise, intrigue, and have a profound impact on how readers think about the big picture of mental health and the medical legacy of their own families.