Joshua C. Kendall was born in New York City.  He received his BA (summa cum laude) from Yale where he studied comparative literature.  He also did graduate work in comparative literature at Johns Hopkins.  For his exellence in reporting on psychiatry, he has received national journalism awards from both the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) and the American Psychoanalytic Association.  He lives in Boston where he has ample opportunity to indulge his love of squash. He is currently an Associate Fellow of Yale’s Trumbull College.

He has just completed America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, which will be published by Grand Central, a division of the Hachette Book Group, on Tuesday June 25, 2013.  He is now starting another book for Grand Central tentatively entitled, First Dads: Fatherhood, The Presidency and The Arc of American History.