About Alison Bass

Alison Bass is the author of Getting Screwed, Sex Workers and the Law (due out Oct. 5), which weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic narrative.  An Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University, Bass is also the Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, the true story of two women who exposed the deception behind the making of a blockbuster drug. Side Effects received the prestigious National Association of Science Writers’ Science in Society Award in 2009.

Bass was a long-time medical and science writer for The Boston Globe and is an award-winning journalist. Her articles and essays have also appeared in The Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, The Village Voice, Psychology Today, and numerous other newspapers and magazines around the country. A series Bass wrote for The Boston Globe on psychiatry was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category. Bass has received a number of other journalism awards for her work, including the Top Media Award from the National Mental Health Association and two media awards from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In 2007, she won a prestigious Alicia Patterson Fellowship for her investigative work.

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 Available Fall 2015

Available Fall 2015

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Available on Amazon

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