Mike is a writer and journalist based in Northern California, and the author of the forthcoming book What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us, to be published in August 2022 by Penguin Random House. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times T Magazine, The Guardian, Slate, and many other publications.
What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us
Mike's first book, What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us, is a work of narrative nonfiction focused on six people whose lives were capsized by trauma and tragedy. From devastating car accidents to long-term incarceration to traumatic brain injuries, these individuals endured some of the most harrowing experiences a person can face. His book seeks to examine and explain how they changed in the years and decades following these before-and-after events.
The great gaslighting: how Covid longhaulers are still fighting for recognition
Toward the end of March 2020, as the first wave was gathering speed a
The New Generation of Self-Created Utopias (Published 2020)
A Town for People with Chronic-Fatigue Syndrome
The Would-Be Terrorist vs. the FBI
Louisa Muskovits appeared to be having a panic attack. It was March of 2016, and Louisa, a 33-year-old with a history of alcohol abuse, was having a regular weekly session with her chemical-dependency counselor in Tacoma, Washington.
Louisa had recently separated from her husband, Steven. When the counselor asked about her marriage, she said sh
The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains?
The Neurocognition, Early Experience and Development Lab is home to cutting-edge research on how poverty affects young brains, and I’ve come here to learn how Noble and her colleagues could soon definit
How income inequality is messing with kids' brains
How Nostalgia Made America Great Again
Of course America today has its problems, but many indices of s
Is Trump’s Chaos Tornado a Move From the Kremlin’s Playbook?
How Did Two All-Americans Fall In With ISIS?
Alone in the Jungle
The Vast and Surreal Influence of David Lynch
Why So Many White American Men Are Dying
For years it was a source of great perple
The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies
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