Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His latest book, from Leveller's Press, is The Psychology of Abandon. He is the author of Post-Traumatic Culture: Injury and Interpretation in the 90's. For the Ernest Becker Foundation he has lectured and written on radical existential criticism, the psychology of violence, and social justice. He is also the author of several novels and a jazz pianist and composer.