Rachel Aviv is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
"If I'm writing about the criminal justice system, I wish I were a lawyer. If I'm writing about psychiatry, I wish I were a psychiatrist. I have often filled out half my application to get a Ph.D in clinical psychology. That is one area where I am constantly on the verge of jumping the fence. But even when I wrote about religion, I thought I wanted to be a priest."
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- Aviv on Longform
- Aviv's New Yorker archive
- [2:00] "Netherland" (The New Yorker • Dec 2012) [paywall]
- [14:15] "Hobson's Choice" (The Believer • Oct 2007)
- [16:00] Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (Louis A. Sass • 1992)
- [16:00] The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness (Elyn R. Saks • 2007)
- [19:30] Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx (Adrian Nicole LeBlanc • Nov 2003)
- [21:15] "The Imperial President" (The New Yorker • Sep 2013) [paywall]
- [22:30] "The Science of Sex Abuse" (The New Yorker • Jan 2013)
- [27:00] "Like I Was Jesus" (Harper's • Aug 2009)
- [27:45] "Local Story" (The New Yorker • Mar 2013) [paywall]
- [36:45] "Fat Fiction" (The Believer • Mar 2006) [paywall]