Authors on Stage: Carrie and Alton Barron

Category: Authors on Stage

[November 2012] –Carrie and Alton Barron, gifted psychiatrist and premier hand surgeon, respectively, have recently released their book The Creativity Cure – an insightful prescription for tapping into one’s creativity in order to unleash inner happiness. The Barrons will appear at the Library on Tuesday, January 15 at 3:30 pm as part of the Authors on Stage series. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place in the Adrian Lamb Room.

Drawing upon the latest psychological research, forty years of medical practice experience and personal experience, Carrie and Alton Barron present in The Creativity Cure an innovative and highly feasible five-part plan to banish depression and anxiety by exploring one’s creative potential. The authors outline how the Five –Part Prescription for The Creativity Cure – Insight, Movement, Mind Rest, Your Own Two Hands, and Mind Shift—helps the reader shape, with their own hands and mind, the path to a happier, calmer and more fulfilling life.

Carrie Barron, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist/psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons who also has a private practice in New York City. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, won several academic awards, and presented original works on creativity and psychoanalysis at national meetings of meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 

Alton Barron, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and is currently the President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been the surgeon for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera for more than a decade. Dr. Barron is a consultant for CBS and has appeared on the CBS Early Show. He has also written for The New York Times, was listed in The New York Times Magazine as one of the 2009 Super Docs, and has published extensively in multiple peer-reviewed journals.