Don’t Think, Dear- pub date Feb 28, 2023

11/7/22, Canadian Jewish News (review): “A nuanced portrait”

11/28/22, Publisher’s Weekly (review): “This will deepen readers’ understanding of the insular world of ballet.”

12/1/22, Library Journal (review): “Robb immerses readers in the dance milieu and what sacrifices are made for a beautiful fantasy… captures ballet’s romance as well as its dark and traumatic side.”

12/13/22, Zibby Mag: Zibby’s Most Anticipated Books of 2023

12/21/22, Kirkus (review): “At once a tribute to the art form that shaped her and an exploration of a ‘beautiful pain cult’…An elegantly incisive, meditative work.”

1/1/23, The New Statesman: What to read in 2023

1/4/23, The Independent: The best books to read in 2022

2/2/23, ABC News: 15 February reads you can’t help but fall in love with

2/14/23, Broadway Direct: Best theater books of the month

2/18/23, The Times (UK) (review): “She brings a welcome academic rigour to the subject, clearly born of deeply held emotions….In a poignant parallel narrative, Robb reveals what happened to the girls in her class at the School of American Ballet.”

2/22/23,The Guardian (review): The beauty and cruelty of ballet

2/24/23, The New York Times: Letting go of her ballet dream

2/27/23, Pointe: Interview

2/28 (March issue), Vogue (excerpt): My whole life was ballet–what did it mean to give it up?

2/28/23, Fjord Review (interview): What Ballet Leaves Behind

3/2/23, The Atlantic (excerpt): What ballet taught me about my body

3/2/23, Jezebel (excerpt): In ballet, pain really is beauty

3/3/23, The Independent: Our weekend arts and culture picks

3/3/23, Telegraph (profile): The ex-ballerina exposing a world of shame, abuse and sexual assault

3/4/23 (March issue), The Nation: Mind and Body: The domineering logic of ballet

3/5/23, MSNBC “American Voices” (interview): Former ballerina on toxicity in ballet world

3/7/23 (March issue), Vanity Fair (books round-up): “A beautiful, difficult and compelling memoir”

3/7/23, The Independent (interview): Alice Robb on how would-be ballerinas are taught to be thin, silent and submissive

3/12/23, The Observer (review): A thoughtful memoir casts a critical eye on ballet

3/14/23, Washington Post (review): Ballet begins with a dream. Too often, it turns into a nightmare.

3/14/23, NPR‘s “Here and Now” (mention): Can we still love ballet in the #MeToo era?

3/17/23, The Times Literary Supplement (review): More anchorite than athlete: A study of ballet focusing on ‘the women who didn’t make it’

Why We Dream (US)

7/5/18, The Cut (interview): Why don’t we dream about our smartphones?

7/12/18, The Cut (interview): Why you keep having the same work stress dream over and over

7/13/18, CBS News segment

9/3/18, Vogue: 17 new books you won’t want to miss this fall

9/11/18, LitHub: The ultimate fall 2018 books preview

9/18/18, Elle: The 28 best books to read in fall 2018

9/18/18, The Atlantic (mention)The unknowable enigma of babies’ dreams

10/8/18, Spirituality & Health: review

11/1/18, TIME: Best new books to read in November

11/2/18, The Cut (interview): How to recover from a night of bad dreams

11/10/18, New York Times Sunday Review (excerpt): Why do you keep dreaming you forgot your pants? It’s science.

11/16/18, TIME (excerpt): People say it’s boring to talk about a dream you had. Here’s why you should do it anyway.

11/20/18, Wired (excerpt): Lucid dreaming: This retreat can train your nighttime visions

11/20/18, Interview with NPR’s On Point

11/20/18, Vice (excerpt): Dreams can help people deal with grief and breakups

11/21/18, The Cut: How to actually interpret your dreams

11/21/18, Interview with Gretchen Rubin

11/26/18, NPR (review): Why We Dream is a cogent, spirited defense of dreams and dream-telling

11/26/18, “60-Second Book Excerpt” in New York magazine

11/28/18, Bustle: 12 books about sleep to help you get the rest you need

12/1/18, New York Post (review): How dreaming makes you fitter, smarter and happier

12/2018, BookPage: review

12/2018, Lapham’s Quarterly: excerpt

12/2018, BookPage (interview): Dream weaver

12/7/18, The Verge (interview): How scientists are studying dreams in the lab

12/10/18, The New Yorker (review): Why we sleep, and why we often can’t

12/17/18, The Miami Herald (syndicated in The Charlotte Observer, The Sacramento Bee etc): Move over, book club. Dream groups are taking over.

12/21/18, Minneapolis Star Tribune: 5 hot books

12/21/18, The Cut: The best health and science books of 2018

12/27/18, Longreads (interview): The science of dreaming

1/2/19, The Guardian: Top 10 books about insomnia

1/3/19, TODAY: 6 books to add to your 2019 reading list

1/5/19, The New York Times (mention): The genius of insomnia

1/31/19, Broadly: Why people can’t stop talking about their extremely boring dreams

2/7/19, KQED (interview): Mining the mystery of why we dream

12/15/19, The Washington Post, Ever wondered why we dream?

3/5/20, New York Public Library blog: Great books about sleep that are worth losing sleep over

4/2/20, The Cut: Why am I having weird dreams during the coronavirus pandemic?

4/7/20, Jezebel (interview): I had a sex dream about Eric Trump and I was so disturbed I called a dream expert 

9/30/20, HuffPost (interview): What does it mean when you dream about work?

Why We Dream (UK & International)

11/1/18, The London Evening Standard: The best new books to read this November

12/28/18, The Times of London: The Times selects the biggest non-fiction books of 2019

2/11/19, The Guardian: From the cardiologist to the baker: How busy people manage sleep

3/21/19, Stylist: Why it’s never too late to chase your dreams

3/22/19, The Times (review): Decoding messages from the land of nod

4/14/19, The Observer (interview): “When we dream, we have the perfect chemical canvas for intense visions

6/6/19, The New Statesman (excerpt): On the pleasure of lucid dreaming

9/22/19, BBC Radio 3 (interview): The music of the night

1/18/20, The Daily Mail: Bedtime reading: five books that will give you insight into your dreams

1/29/20, The New Statesman (mention): The insomnia problem

3/24/20, Vogue (interview): It turns out your anxiety dreams could have hidden benefits

5/13/20, The New Statesman (interview): Dreaming of covid-19

5/16/20, Vogue (interview): Does anyone else keep dreaming about their ex during lockdown?

7/29/20, The Sunday Post (interview): Pandemic dreams

3/21/21, The Digital Human podcast (BBC 4): Dreams